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The Colorado Department of Education (DOE) regards TeacherReady, a state approved and nationally accredited teacher preparation program affiliated with the University of West Florida, for initial teacher certification licensure in Colorado and its teachers “highly qualified.”
More than 42 individuals living in Colorado are current or former students/teacher candidates in the TeacherReady program. Once they complete the program, which includes receipt of passing scores on their certification exams and passing a criminal background check, TeacherReady teachers are considered highly qualified teachers in Colorado.
In addition to this recognition from Colorado’s DOE, TeacherReady works closely with the Troops to Teachers program in Colorado and the Troops to Teachers representatives have been very supportive of the TeacherReady program. The Troops to Teachers organization continues to work to help active duty and retired military to transition into teaching. TeacherReady is particularly attractive to retired and active military personnel who are living in Colorado. It is largely through the support and efforts of the Troops to Teachers’ representatives that TeacherReady received this special designation from the Colorado Department of Education. For more information about programs for military education check out this blog from http://MilitaryBases.com or this blog from Mountain Pacific Troops to Teachers.
This formal recognition provides TeacherReady the unique opportunity to reach out to second career individuals and support them in their teaching endeavors.
TeacherReady is an online alternative certification program targeted to individuals interested in a career transition to the teaching profession. TeacherReady is a state approved, NCATE accredited alternative certification program that is affiliated with the University of West Florida. Visit our website or connect with us on Facebook for more information.
Information in this blog was previously published as a News Item by Dr. Janet Pilcher (EducatorReady).