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Graduate Studies in Teacher Education

Colorado State University-Pueblo's Graduate Studies in Teacher Education program provides a broad array of post-baccalaureate education programs with a strong professional focus and firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. We deliver high quality graduate credit activity-oriented professional development experiences for post-baccalaureate students in the primary and secondary education industry.

Graduate workshop formats vary from traditional face-to-face to correspondence and online courses delivered nationwide through a series of academic partnerships between the University and third-party providers.

    Partner with Us

    Colorado State University-Pueblo's Division of Extended Studies partners with individuals, schools and organizations across the nation to deliver high quality graduate credit activity-oriented professional development experiences for teachers through correspondence and online courses.

    New Partners

    If you're interested in partnering with Colorado State University-Pueblo, please contact our Teacher Education Program Specialist at 719.549.2309 or


    School District Professionals

    School Districts, Principals, In-Service and Professional Development Coordinators who would like to offer in-service courses for credit may be able to offer graduate credit to their teachers through Colorado State University-Pueblo. Graduate credit offered under this option is available only to licenses teachers, principals or other school administrators.

    Because of the large variety of in-service training programs provided by the schools, CSU-Pueblo Extended Studies does not have a list of pre-approved in-service courses or courses for re-certification offered through Extended Studies. Each course is evaluated individually. Courses previously offered may be offered again without additional review unless substantial changes have been made to the course content. The following will apply:

    A course syllabus must be provided at the time of the formal request for credit. The syllabus must include:

    1. Course title
    2. Course credits
    3. Course description
    4. Schedule of meeting days/time
    5. Course start date/end date
    6. Learning outcomes
    7. Assessment methods
    8. Grading scale
    9. ADA statement

    CSU-Pueblo staff can provide sample course syllabi upon request.

    There must be at least 15 contact hours for each credit requested (1 credit = 15 hours; 2 credits = 30 hours; 3 credits = 45 contact hours).

    A qualified instructor from the school/district must be involved in the teaching of the course content and grading of student work. See the section below on "Instructor Approval Process." The "instructor of record" will assign the grades on the Colorado State University-Pueblo class grade sheet. A regular grade is assigned, and will appear as "Degree-Plus" on a Colorado State University-Pueblo transcript.

    After all requested materials are received, they are forwarded to the Teacher Education Program, Associate Dean, or other appropriate department head/Dean (ART, MUSIC, etc.) for approval. Once approved, the school or district representative is informed.

    Instructors for these courses are not issued a CSU-Pueblo contract and the courses are taught at no expense to CSU-Pueblo. The course is taught either on a volunteer basis or the instructor is paid through another source.
    Through this CSU-Pueblo model, tuition is $55.00 per credit hour (subject to change), payable to "CSU-Pueblo". Tuition is due at the time of registration.

    Upon course and instructor approval, each school/district course coordination will be provided with course registration forms and a sample completed form. The forms may be duplicated locally if necessary to register students.

    The registration forms must be completed as indicated and returned to one of the CSU-Pueblo Extended Studies offices by the established date(s). Forms turned in after the established date(s) may not be processed in time for the current semester.

    Unless prior billing arrangements are made, each registration form must include a check, money order, or charge card data for the exact amount of tuition.

    For more information contact the Division of Extended Studies at 800.388.6154 or



    Persons interested in teaching courses for teacher re-certification credit and/or course approval must submit the following items to the CSU-Pueblo Division of Extended Studies:

    1. Initial cover letter indicating interest and list of course(s) being submitted for approval;
    2. Resume/Vita;
    3. Transcript(s) (may be unofficial) from each institution showing degree(s) awarded;
    4. Appropriate course syllabus/syllabi for course(s) requesting approval.

    Approval Request Packets should be sent to:

    Colorado State University-Pueblo
    Division of Extended Studies
    2200 Bonforte Blvd.
    Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

    For more information contact the Division of Extended Studies at 800.388.6154 or



    Unofficial Transcripts

    Students who have an assigned CSU-Pueblo Personal Identification Number (PID) can access a variety of new Web student services, including the ability to View Print Unofficial Transcripts.

    Official Transcripts

    Students can also pay for Official Transcripts by Mail or Fax.

    Before ordering official transcripts please ensure your grades have been posted by reviewing your unofficial transcripts PAWS.

    If you have questions, please contact the Teacher Education Specialist at 719.549.2309 or

    Accessing PAWS

    Students can access their PAWS account through CSU-Pueblo's Current Student Tab at the top of the website.

    Click on the PAWS icon. To log in, enter your PID and your PIN. The first time you use PAWS, you will need to click "Change Pin" and will be prompted to change and update your PIN.



    If you are a Siedow Teacher Education student, please use the following link to register.

    SIEDOW Registration Form

    If you are a Teacher Education student taking a course through a provider OTHER than Siedow Teacher Education or Learners Edge, please use the following link to register.

    Registration Form



    How do I get my PID number?

    When you register with CSU-Pueblo, you will receive an initial e-mail confirming your registration. After that, you can expect a follow-up e-mail that will give you your PID number, please allow approximately 2 weeks.

    When will my grade be on my transcript?

    Once we receive the grade from your provider, please allow approximately 2 weeks before attempting to order transcripts.

    How do I know if the transcript I order will be correct?

    Please access your PAWS student account at and view your unofficial transcript before ordering official transcripts. This will show what you can expect to see on your official transcripts. We highly recommend that you use this to verify accuracy before ordering.

    There’s a financial hold on my account, but I’ve already paid my provider, what do I do?

    Bills will be transferred from student accounts to Provider accounts. This process may take up to a week. At that point, the charge will be removed from your account and you’ll be able to order transcripts. If some time has passed and you’re still having issues, please call 719-549-2309. If time is of the essence, ordering by phone may be possible. Contact the Records department at 719-549-2261 to inquire.

    I ordered my transcript, where is it?

    Please contact the CSU-Pueblo Records office at 719-549-2261 for inquiries about the status of a transcript.

    Do I get a Form 1098-T?

    Students taking ED 501 and ED 500 courses for credit through CSU-Pueblo are considered non-degree seeking students and therefore CSU-Pueblo does not provide IRS Form 1098-T. Issuance of IRS Form 1098-T is only required for degree seeking students. CSU-Pueblo encourages students to seek advice from a competent professional tax advisor regarding the taxation implications of education related expenses.

    I have questions, who do I ask?

    For questions regarding course content, syllabi, assignments, due dates, or Provider Registration, please contact your Provider. For questions regarding transcripts, grade recording, and CSU-Pueblo registration, please contact the Extended Studies Office at 719-549-2309.

    I’m receiving an error message when I try to log into PAWS, what do I do?

    For questions regarding issues with technology, please contact the CSU-Pueblo IT department at 719-549-2002.


    Contact Us

    If you've read through the above information and the Student FAQs and have additional questions, please contact our Teacher Education Program Specialist at 719.549.2309 or

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