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15751 East 1st Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
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LDE Certificate

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LDE Condition of Employment requirements are currently being revised and courses for the 2017-18 school year will be posted shortly.

In Aurora Public Schools, our core beliefs include:

A district with students at its center provides an adaptable and responsible foundation for learning.

All students must have equitable access to learning opportunities, technology and environments that support them in reaching their full potential.

Linguistically Diverse Education (LDE) Certificate, as a Condition of Employment (COE)

LDE Certficate as a Condition of EmploymentStudents in Aurora Public Schools (APS), come from more than 100 countries and speak more than 163 languages.

APS is committed to preparing all teachers and related services staff to better support ALL students.  That is why the commitment was made to provide this opportunity to all APS licensed new hires.

The LDE Certificate requires successful completion of a three course sequence focusing on linguistics, teaching strategies and assessment for English language learners.  APS pays the tuition, fees and texts for these three graduate courses. 

If you have already taken one of these courses or a comparable course, you do not have to repeat it.  You only take the courses you need, to complete the condition of employment.

To find out if a previously taken comparable course would qualify to substitute for any of the three APS required LDE titles, please email Myla Shepherd mjshepherd@aps.k12.co.us  in HR. You will need to provide official transcript for the course you are asking about. 

Starting with the APS licensed new hire staff from 2009-2010 school year, completion of the Linguistically Diverse Educator Certificate, or the equivalent courses - assessment, linguistics, and teaching strategies, is a condition of continued employment.


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LDE as Condition of Employment Requirements:

The following flyer describes the process for successfully registering for the courses connected to your Condition of Employment requirements. 





NOTE: if you have additional questions after you read information on this page, please contact Jean Burke jlburke@aps.k12.co.us 

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