Charter School ELA Teacher Qualification Program

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    We value our diverse student body, and are committed to improving instruction and student achievement outcomes for every student by providing a rigorous, enriching educational experience. We honor the unique contributions of each student, helping to ensure their success by embracing their language and culture.

    All teachers who are new to DPS Charter Schools receive an ELA designation with specific training and learning opportunities in order to meet the needs of our diverse learners. The students you teach drive the type of designation (ELA-T, ELA-E or ELA-S) you receive. Your designation drives your required coursework.

    Please view the resources below to learn more about the Charter ELA Teacher Qualification program.

    Useful Resources

    Charter ELA Teacher Qualification Course Guide

    Charter ELA Teacher Qualification FAQ



  • Department of English Language Acquisition
    Emily Griffith Campus
    1860 Lincoln St., 10th Floor
    Denver, CO 80203
    ELA Hotline: 720-423-2040
    Fax: 720-423-1577

    Kathy Kardok
    ELA Teacher Education Specialist

    Nicole Carlson Harris
    Site Manager