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Graduate Studies in Teacher Education

Colorado State University-Pueblo's Teacher Education Institute 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 nation-wide through a series of academic partnerships between the University and third-party providers.


    Unofficial Transcripts

    Teacher Education Institute 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.


    View our frequently asked questions.



    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.

    Professional Partners

    View a full list of CSU-Pueblo Graduate Professional Development Partners here.

    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



    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


    Contact Us

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

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Campus will be closed November 23-24 and re-open for normal business hours Monday Nov 27.
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