Colorado Department of Education Performance Based Standards for Colorado Teachers:
Standard One: Knowledge of Literacy: The teacher shall be knowledgeable about student literacy development in reading, writing, speaking, viewing, and listening.
Standard Two: Knowledge or Mathematics: The teacher shall be knowledgeable about mathematics and mathematics instruction.
Standard Three: Knowledge of Standards and Assessments: The teacher shall be knowledgeable about strategies, planning, practices, assessment techniques, and appropriate accommodations to ensure student learning in a standards-based curriculum.
Standard Four: Knowledge of Content: In addition to being knowledgable in literacy and math, the elementary teacher is knowledgeable, in the following content areas: civics, economics, foreign language. Content area teachers shall be knowledgeable in literacy and mathematics and expert in their content endorsement area(s).
Standard Five: Knowledge of Classroom and Instructional Management: The teacher is knowledgeable about classroom practices in order to successfully manage time, communications, and record keeping procedures that will support and enhance student learning.
Standard Six: Knowledge of Individualization of Instruction: The teacher is responsive to the needs and experiences children bring to the classroom, including those based on culture, community, ethnicity, economics, linguistics, and innate learning abilities. The teacher is knowledgeable about learning exceptionalities and conditions that affect the rate and extent of student learning and is able to adapt instruction for all learners.
Standard Seven: Knowledge of Technology: The teacher is skilled in technology and is knowledgeable about using technology to support instruction and enhance student learning.
Standard Eight: Democracy, Educational Governance and Careers in Teaching: The teacher recognizes the school's role in teaching and perpetuating the democratic system. The teacher knows the relationships among the various governmental entities that create laws, rules, regulations, and policies that determine educational practices.