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**Please send all new and renewal Coaching Credential Application Materials to firstname.lastname@example.org**
The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Human Services will be sunsetting Levels II and III of the Colorado Coaching Credential beginning March 1, 2020. Level I Coaching Credentials will still be issued.
Applications received in full by March 1, 2020 will be reviewed and awarded, if approved. This decision is a result of assessing state-level supports for coaches and identifying the lack of system partners that incentivize or require the Level II or III Coaching Credential.
Aligned to the Colorado Competencies for Early Childhood Coaches, the Colorado Coaching Credential recognizes coaches who have the foundational skills and dispositions necessary for effective coaching. Each of these three levels provides a professional pathway for entry level coaches as well as very experienced coaches. To earn a Coaching Credential, you must have a Early Childhood Professional Credential, Level III. The following documents provide additional information about the Coaching Credential.
Coaching Credential Overview
Definition of Direct Coaching Hours
Colorado Coaching Credential FAQ
As you complete your application, please refer to the Colorado Competencies for Early Childhood Coaches document. This document organizes the coaching competencies by credential level. Some documents within the application will ask that you use the competencies specific to the credential level for which you are applying.
The Office of Early Childhood at the Colorado Department of Human Services provides Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD)training required by the Coaching Credential at no cost. This RBPD training
covers specific learning objectives focused on adult learning and coaching skills.
View the Course Details page for information about an upcoming session.