Teaching career pathway
(1)No later than the 2022-23 academic year, the department of higher education, in collaboration with the department of education, the board, and the deans of the schools of education and academic administrators in Colorado institutions of higher education, or their designees, shall design a career pathway, as defined in section 23-60-1002 (2), for students to enter the teaching profession. The teaching career pathway must connect school districts, local district colleges, community colleges, and four-year institutions of higher education with adult programs, and may allow a student to earn income while progressing along the career pathway. The board shall approve all pathways that begin in middle or high school.
(2)The teaching career pathway must be aligned with the quality standards adopted by the state board of education pursuant to section 22-2-109 (3). In addition, the pathway must include the following components:
(a)Secondary, adult education, and postsecondary education options, with a nonduplicative, clearly articulated course progression from one level of instruction to the next, with opportunities to earn postsecondary credits, maximize credit for prior learning, and secure educator licensure;
(b)Academic and career counseling resources; best practices in wraparound support services, particularly at transition points along the teaching career pathway; and support and development of individual career and academic plans; and
(c)Curriculum and instructional strategies that are appropriate for adult students and that embed learning and skill-building in a work-related context.
(3)The department of education shall direct each school district to publicize the teaching career pathway on its website and social media and the department of higher education shall direct each community college campus and four-year institutional campus to publicize the teaching career pathway on its website and social media.
Section 23-60-110 — Teaching career pathway - design,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-23.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).