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Senior to Sophomore (Instructors)

Becoming an STS Instructor

A CSU Pueblo Department Chair will approve qualified STS instructors; qualified instructors have or are pursuing a master’s degree in an academic content area (e.g., English, Math, Biology, Psychology).

Obtaining Eligibility:

Secure permission from your principal to offer your course in STS; in addition, an MOU between CSU Pueblo and your district must be in place.

If you do not yet have a Master’s degree, you will need to request conditional instructor status. You begin by enrolling in graduate-level coursework in a specific content area, then submit all of the same documentation as instructors that already have a Master’s degree to CSU Pueblo (see below).

If you already have a Master’s degree, you will need to submit:

  • Current resume
  • Copies of your core content area graduate level or beyond transcripts
  • Syllabus for the course you would like to teach in STS
  • Referral from your Principal recommending you to teach

CSU Pueblo will forward your information to the appropriate department. The department may contact you to discuss course objectives and outcomes to ensure your course meets the standards set by the University. CSU Pueblo will contact the instructor once the approval is signed.

Guest Instructor Requirements Form

Following approval by the Department Chair:

The teacher will fill out a demographic form granting them access as a CSU Pueblo Guest Instructor in the Banner computer system.

Guest Instructor status enables instructors to access their class rosters for enrollment verification and final grade entry at the end of the semester in Faculty Self-Service Banner.


The Guest Instructor is responsible for verifying their student roster and ensuring student registration by University deadlines every semester.

Guest Instructors must submit student work samples for review by the Department Chair to determine congruency with specific grades, i.e., examples of A papers, B papers, C papers, etc.

Guest Instructors must submit exemplars of student work every two years or upon request.

If you have questions or need more information, including course syllabi, please contact us at 719.549.2734 or

Instructors can find additional information in the STS Instructor Handbook.


Role of Department Liaisons

Each department on campus provides a knowledgeable person in expected course content and outcomes. They are specialists in their field of study and are willing to support STS high school teachers. Schools and individual teachers should not hesitate to use these resources at any time.

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