Alternative Licensure Program Special Education Licensure Only (ALP SED)
ALP SED is a two year program designed for candidates teaching special education.
Prior to Enrollment, ALP SED candidates must:
- Meet Colorado Department of Education ALP Requirements
ALP SED Program Year 1:
- Attend two-week orientation in July
- Attend MSU Denver classes/Complete Special Education coursework
- Demonstrate Proficiency on all benchmarks from the Performance-Based Standards for Colorado Special Education Generalist
- Complete four-week summer practicum at end of year 1
ALP SED Program Year 2:
- Attend MSU Denver Classes/Complete Special Education coursework
- Complete Teacher Work Sample and Portfolio
- Pass Special Education PLACE assessment
- MSU Denver signs Colorado Department of Education paperwork for Initial Special Education Generalist License
Teachers enrolled in ALP SED complete 48 hours of special education coursework during the two-week orientation in July of the first year, at weekly classes for two years and during a four-week summer practicum between years one and two. Teachers will be eligible for the Initial Special Education Generalist License from the Colorado Department of Education when they have successfully completed the ALP SED program and achieved a passing score the Special Education PLACE assessment.
Course Sequence (licensure only)
|ALP 2200||Diversity and Multicultural Education|
|ALP 3600||Exceptional Learner in the Classroom|
|ALP 4050||Assessment and Instructional Planning|
|ALP 4250||Effective Behavioral Support Systems|
|ALP 3650||Individualized Education and Curriculum|
|ALP 3820||Elements of Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities|
|ALP 3950||Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities|
|ALP 4200||Reading Disabilities and Content Instruction|
|ALP 4430||Instruction and Collaboration Practicum: Elementary or|
|ALP 4440||Instruction and Transition Practicum: Secondary|
|ALP 3700||Educational and Medical Aspects of Disabilities|
Assessment, Methods & Assistive Devices for Severe Disabilities
|ALP 4300||Assessment and Methods for Emotional/Behavior Disorders|
|ALP 4490||Special Education Student Teaching & Seminar: Elementary or|
|ALP 4500||Special Education Student Teaching & Seminar: Secondary|
Tuition and Grading:
The 2013-2014 ALP SED licensure only tuition is $4,725 + approximately $600 in fees* for each year of the two year ALP SED program, for a total tuition & fee cost of approximately $10,650. Through agreements with many school districts, tuition may be payroll deducted. MSU Denver ALP SED students are eligible to apply for financial aid.
*fees may vary.
MSU Denver's Alternative Licensure Program does not charge out-of-state tuition, so the tuition rate will be the same regardless of residency status.
Criteria for grades includes regular attendance, completion of all class assignments, participation, satisfactory completion of a Teacher Work Sample and assigned portfolio artifacts and demonstrated proficiency on all benchmarks on the Performance-Based Standards for Colorado Special Education Generalist.