Continuing Education for Licensed Educators

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Fulfill your English Learner requirement for Colorado professional license renewal. CCU Online provides continuing education courses that lead to a certificate of course completion which fulfills the 45-hour English Language (EL) requirement for professional teacher license renewal from the Colorado Department of Education.

English Language Requirement for Colorado License Renewal

CCU Online offers continuing education courses for educators in the state of Colorado who are seeking an endorsement to complete Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Education training or professional development. The lessons are approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

The continuing education courses are 100% online, self-paced, and self-guided — without faculty involvement — and do not offer academic credit.

Colorado teachers in public schools who wish to fulfill the 45-hour English Language (EL) for professional license renewal must complete all five courses to receive a certificate of course completion. The certificate costs $300. Learn more about the CDE English Learner professional development requirements

Teachers in private schools who do not need to fulfill licensure requirements or others who work with English Language Learners in a variety of settings may purchase individual courses for $79 each or the five-course certificate for $300, a savings of 24% off the single-course price.

Continuing Education Certificates and Courses

CLD English Learner Professional Development Pathway
Theories of Language, Learning, and Teaching

This certificate consists of five sequential continuing education courses that fulfill the English language requirement for licensed Colorado teachers.

  • Theories of Language, Learning, and Teaching – A Perspective on Language Learning
  • Second Language Acquisition Theories and Second Language Learners
  • Classroom Instructional Principles and Practices that Enhance Social and Academic Language of Second Language Learners
  • Sociocultural and Linguistic Factors that Influence Language Learning Processes and Outcomes for Second Language Learners
  • Theory to Practice or Cooperative Dialogue
CLD English Learner Professional Development Pathway
English Learner Professional Development Pathway

This certificate consists of five sequential continuing education courses that fulfill the English language requirement for licensed Colorado teachers.

  • The Big Picture
  • Introduction to Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
  • Vocabulary and Background Knowledge
  • Making Information Accessible
  • Fluency and Critical Thinking