We offer an Alternative Pathway in the following Endorsement Areas:

        Elementary Education (K-6)

o   Praxis #5901 is comprised of 3 sub-tests.  Candidates must obtain a passing score for each-subtest.  Candidates can re-take one (or more) specific sub-tests in the case of not passing one (or more) subtests.   Note: Effective 10/1/2021, all elementary candidates registering for a Praxis assessment must register for the 5901 Series. 

The minimum passing score for each specific sub-test are:  

Mathematics 5903 (157) -Praxis 5003 (157) also accepted

Social Studies 5904 (155) -Praxis 5004 (155) also accepted 

Science 5905 (159) -Praxis 5005 (159) also accepted 

 

Note: To complete the alternative program, candidates are also required to pass Praxis 5205 Teaching Reading: Elementary (159).

 

        Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21)

To ENTER a Colorado Alternative teacher preparation program for this content area, professional competency must be demonstrated by achieving the minimum score(s) on the following exam series:

o   Praxis #5901 is comprised of 3 sub-tests.  Candidates must obtain a passing score for each-subtest.  Candidates can re-take one (or more) specific sub-tests in the case of not passing one (or more) subtests.   Note: Effective 10/1/2021, all elementary candidates registering for a Praxis assessment must register for the 5901 Series. 

The minimum passing score for each specific sub-test are:  

Mathematics 5903 (157) -Praxis 5003 (157) also accepted

Social Studies 5904 (155) -Praxis 5004 (155) also accepted 

Science 5905 (159) -Praxis 5005 (159) also accepted 

 

Note: To complete the alternative program, candidates are also required to pass both Praxis 5354-Special Education Core Knowledge (151) and Praxis 5205 Teaching Reading: Elementary (159) to meet the requirements for an initial teacher license.

K-12 Endorsements

       Visual Art

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework OR

o   Hold a degree in Visual Arts.  OR

o   A passing score of 158 or higher on Praxis #5135

       Dance   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24  semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This  may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in Dance.

 

      Drama and Theater Arts

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in Drama/ Theater Arts. OR

o   A passing score of 153 or higher on the Praxis #5641

 

       World Languages

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below for the targeted world language. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in the target world language. OR

o   A passing score on Praxis target world language exam.

  • French Praxis Test #5174/ Passing Score 162

  • German Praxis Test #5183/Passing Score 163

  • Latin Praxis Test # 5601/ Passing Score 152

  •  Mandarin Chinese Praxis Test #5665/ Passing Score 163

 

       Instructional Technology (computers)

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in Instructional Technology or Computer Science OR

o   A score of 149 or higher on PRAXIS #5652

 

       Music

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience OR

o   Hold a degree in Music. OR

o   A passing score of 161 or higher on the Praxis #5113

 

       Physical Education

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience.  OR

o   Hold a degree in Physical Education.  OR

o   A passing score of 148 or higher on the Praxis #5091

 

Secondary Endorsements

       Business/Marketing

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in Business and/or Marketing.  OR

o   A passing score of 154 or higher on Praxis #5101

or  A passing score of 157 or higher on Praxis #5561

or a passing score of 220 or higher on PLACE #34 Business

or a passing score of 220 or higher on PLACE #35 Marketing

 

       English Language Arts

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in English Language Arts. OR

o   A passing score of 167 on Praxis #5038

 

       Mathematics - including Middle School Math (NEW*)

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in Mathematics. OR

o   A passing score of 152 or higher on Praxis #5161

  • A passing score of 165 or higher on Praxis #5169 (Middle School Math) 

 

       Family and Consumer Studies

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in Family and Consumer Studies. OR

o   A passing score of 153 or higher on Praxis #5122

 

       Science

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   An earned bachelor or higher degree in one of the following: General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology or Astronomy. OR

o   A passing score of 152 or higher on Praxis #5435

 

     Social Studies

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   An earned bachelor or higher degree in one of the following majors: history, geography, economics, political science OR social studies.  OR

o   Praxis #5081 (150 or higher)

 

       Speech

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in Speech. OR

o   A passing score of 146 or higher on Praxis #5221

 

       Technology Education (Industrial Arts)

o   Documented evidence from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university indicating completion of 24 semester hours of college level coursework that meet the minimum requirement in each of the areas listed below. This may include a maximum of six semester hours of documented professional development or work experience. OR

o   Hold a degree in Technology Education. OR

o   A passing score of 159 or higher on Praxis #5051

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