Prerequisite Licensure Requirements (PTEP)
What is PTEP?
If you are not a licensed teacher, you will need to take the additional Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) courses for state licensure. These courses are determined by PTEP licensing personnel and are treated separately from your degree program or non-degree licensure. The contact for all PTEP inquiries is:
- Vicky Stromberger, Licensure Officer
PTEP Courses may include the following: EDSE 507– Field Based Experience, EDF 500 – Concepts of Schooling, EDRD 523 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas and PSY 500 - Educational Psychology for Teachers.
EDFE 125 is a checkpoint course and must be completed by all teacher candidates who are not already licensed in another area by the state of Colorado. This is a zero credit course, but you must register for it. Please note that the Teacher Education office will only accept complete packets so you must send in all materials together for EDFE 125.
EDSE 507 is designed as the marked entry point for graduate level applicants applying for admission to an initial teacher licensure program in special education. The course includes 32 hours of observation/field experience for the two credit course in addition to portfolio requirements.
The teacher candidate may apply to have this field experience waived if he/she has been in the classroom for more than 32 hours under the supervision of a licensed teacher. Waiver requests must be submitted to Dr. Paula Conroy (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a verification letter from a supervisor of the field experience.