Alternative Principal Licensure

CSL Colorado offers an alternative path to principal licensure to experienced educators who qualify for our rigorous, job-embedded school leader fellowship.   

Through coursework, consultancies, and coaching, leaders gain the skills and competencies needed to qualify for a Colorado Principal License. Candidates will develop an individual learning plan, document progress in an online portfolio and meet monthly with a faculty advisor. Upon successful completion of the program, leaders are prepared to take on challenging assignments in high-needs schools in Colorado.  

Fees:​ $8500.00 - includes all books and materials.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in education

  • Masters Degree in education or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience

  • Employed in a leadership position in a Colorado public school  

To begin the application process, submit a cover letter, your resume and transcripts to