The following shall serve as standards for the licensing of all teacher education candidates in Colorado and reflect the knowledge and skills required of beginning teachers.
Colorado Teacher Quality Standards:
Quality Standard I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach.
Quality Standard II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
Quality Standard III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
Quality Standard IV: Teachers reflect on their practice.
Quality Standard V: Teachers demonstrate leadership.
Quality Standard VI: Teachers take responsibility for student academic growth.