As you think about which credential area you are going to apply for at either the secondary or postsecondary level, consider the program you are planning to teach. Click here for guidelines about which program areas require which credentials.
Under the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) board rules governing credentialing, all secondary instructors who teach in a Colorado Community College System (CCCS) approved program must hold a valid credential. At the post-secondary level, CRS 23-60-304 indicates postsecondary CTE instructors must hold a valid credential. A credential ensures that the CTE program provides students with well qualified instructors possessing appropriate occupational and educational experience.
Guidance for the credentialing process can be found in the credentialing section of the administrators' handbook.