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Colorado does not offer middle level endorsements (grades 6-8), so if you are interested in teaching middle school in Colorado, you should complete the secondary education program at Calvin. The Elementary Certificate in Colorado is only valid for grades K-6.

Calvin alumni report needing one or more additional state tests to teach in Colorado, such as the PLACE test and Praxis exams. These tests may be waived if you have at least three years of teaching experience.

Disclaimer: States may change their teacher certification rules at any time. Therefore, contact the staff at the website below to obtain the most up-to-date information.

Colorado Department of Education Website

Calvin grad Amy VanSlocum is certified in Colorado and is open to sharing her experience - .


Contact the Teacher Certification Office at (616) 526-6208 or