Continuing Education for Licensed Educators

Continuing Education for Licensed Educators

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Fulfill your English Learner requirement for Colorado professional license renewal. CCU Online provides continuing education lessons that lead to a certificate of course completion that 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 lessons 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 lessons 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 lessons 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 lessons for $79 each or the five-course certificate for $300, a savings of 24% off the single-lesson price.


Theories of Language, Learning, and Teaching Course Certificate

CLD English Learner Professional Development Pathway

The Theories of Language, Learning, and Teaching Course Certificate consists of five sequential continuing education lessons 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


English Learner Professional Development Pathway Certificate

CLD English Learner Professional Development Pathway

English Learner Professional Development Pathway Certificate consists of five sequential continuing education lessons 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