Test Dates

In order to be considered for acceptance to the program, you are required to submit a passing score on either the PLACE or Praxis II exam for your specified content area no later than March 31, 2017.

In order to comply with this deadline, register for and take the test well before March 31, 2017 to ensure you receive and can submit your scores to dtr@dpsk12.org by the deadline.

To register, visit the the respective test website:

PLACE: www.place.nesinc.com

Please Note: All PLACE Exam Passing Scores are 220
*** Last administration of all PLACE exams will be May 6, 2017 and will be accepted for 5 years until May 6, 2022.

PRAXIS II: www.ets.org/praxis

Elementary Education: 

  • PLACE 01 with a passing score of 220 OR
  • Praxis 5001 with the below passing scores for each sub-test (available in CO after 9/1/16)
  • Reading (5002) 157
  • Math (5003)157
  • Social Studies (5004) 155
  • Science (5005)159

Special Education: 

  • Requires two content exams; Elementary Education and Special Education Generalist. (Special Education Generalist exam is not required for admission to the program, however will be necessary to apply for your CO teaching license)

Secondary Science:

Secondary Mathematics: 

Please see our FAQs for more information about the PLACE and Praxis II Tests.


In order to meet the DTR application deadline, the last day to take the PLACE test will be November 5, 2016.

Praxis II

In order to meet the DTR application deadline, the last testing window to take the Praxis II test is March 13-25, 2017. Computer-based exams at testing centers are also offered throughout the year. You can contact a test center to … Continue reading

Information Sessions for the 2016-2017 year

March 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - Information Session at Emily Griffith Campus

March 15, 2017 Information Session @ 5:30 pm at DU's Morgridge College of Education

Application Deadline: March 19, 2017

Information Sessions

Info Sessions 2016/17
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