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Qualifications Regarding Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins Instructional Staff

As a parent of a student at Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher who instructs your student. This is a requirement for all districts that receive Title I funds. Federal law allows you to request certain information about your student’s classroom teacher. The law also requires the district to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. Listed below is the information about which you have the right to ask for regarding each of your student’s classroom teachers.
  • Whether the Colorado Department of Education has licensed or endorsed your student’s teacher for the grades and subjects taught.
  • Whether CDE has decided that your student’s teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  • The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
  • Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraeducators provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

All ColColorado Early Colleges Fort Collins instructors are highly qualified to teach.  To be considered highly qualified under No Child Left Behind, all core content teachers must:

  • Hold a degree (the majority of CECFC teachers have earned their Master’s degree)
  • Be fully licensed (except for general education teachers in charter schools that have been waived from licensing by the State Board of Education)
  • Demonstrate subject matter competency

Please contact Allison Metsch ( if you would like to receive any of this information.