Professional Licensure Disclosures (NC-SARA)
A teaching or professional license is the official identification that gives an individual approval to practice as a licensed educator in the state and means that the individual has met the state-mandated requirements set forth by the official state governmental agency. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) prepares candidates in teacher preparation, professional, and special provider programs for licensure or certification in the state of Colorado.
Effective July 1, 2020, new USDOE regulations, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and 34 CFR 668.43 (c) require disclosures by institutions regarding educational requirements for programs leading to professional licensure or certification, regardless of modality. 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) requires an institution to disclose whether programs leading to professional licensure or certification meet each state's educational requirements. See the lists below to get a general idea of how well training at UCCS fits with the educational requirements of each state.
For students planning to pursue professional licensure and certification requirements outside the state of Colorado, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing entity to ensure the ease of transferring your license and/or licensure requirements. To our knowledge, no UCCS completer has been turned down for licensure due to insufficiencies in the education and training that UCCS provides. Some states, however, do have additional training and education requirements.