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Online Graduate Education Degree

Master of Education

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Educational researchers and policy makers agree on the fundamental requirements for successful teachers: knowledge of subjects they teach, knowledge of both general and subject-matter specific methods for instruction and assessment; knowledge of student development; and the ability to apply this knowledge with students from diverse backgrounds.

The M.Ed. at CSU Pueblo is planned to impact the quality of teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms by preparing master teachers with expertise in their content disciplines, in the pedagogy of teaching and learning, and in the process of continual professional development and growth. To ensure graduates’ application of new knowledge and skills, CSU Pueblo’s program requires application of new knowledge and skills throughout the program and utilizes an assessment model that monitors teacher performance and provides information for ongoing program improvement.

At a Glance
  • Next Start Date June 10
  • Credits 38 credits
  • Length Term: 8 weeks
  • Format Online
  • Tuition $470 per credit hour
  • Complete In Total: 2 years

The Online Program is very well organized, which makes it very easy to stay on track. This is accomplished by a great structure and great communication

Josh Rogers '21

Program Details

The Master of Education requires a total 38 credits, including core, pedagogy, and emphasis requirements.

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    Component 1: Core Requirements (11 hours)

    ED 502: Teacher as a Change Agent
    ED 503: Teacher as a Researcher
    ED 504: Leading change in America’s Schools
    ED 593: Seminar

    Component 2: Pedagogy Requirements (9 hours)

    ED 501: -Brain Based Differences
    ED 501: Integrated Tech in the Classroom
    ED 501: Integrated Literacy

    Component 3: Emphasis Requirements (18 hours)

    The purpose of Component 3 of the program is the development of teachers’ content expertise related to their area of responsibility, with candidates choosing among a number of different K-12 concentration areas through a teacher education program. Some areas require prerequisites, and a concentration area should be chosen with the advice of their graduate advisor.

Upon a completion of your Master of Education you will learn the following:

Content Knowledge Goal: Master teachers utilize content knowledge to raise the achievement of PK-12 learners.

  1. Demonstrate growth in content knowledge related to concentration area and the application of content knowledge to classroom instruction and assessment.

Pedagogy Goal: Master teachers utilize best practices in instruction and assessment to raise achievement of PK-12 learners.

  1. Understand scientifically-based practices in teaching and learning, including strategies in literacy education, instructional technology, differentiation of instruction, and apply them to raise student achievement.
  2. Demonstrate multiple means of assessing and evaluating student learning and use them to change teaching and learning.

Professional Development and School Reform Goal: Master teachers understand the process for professional change in their own practice and in education, including the interpretation of educational research.

  1. Locate, interpret, synthesize, and apply educational research in best practices in teaching.
  2. Understand models for professional change, including teacher collaboration, professional learning communities, strategies for mentoring and coaching to facilitate change, and effective professional development.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of reflective practice that results in improved classroom teaching and learning, including teacher reflection, use of technology in self-assessment, collaboration for change, and self-management of change.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of system and organizational change in education, including models for school change and current research and trends in school change.

Leadership and Change Agent Goal: Master teachers apply educational research, including research on school reform and professional development to raise student achievement.

  1. Demonstrate responsibility for student learning at high levels.
  2. Demonstrate responsibility for school reform and leadership in school change.


As a public and non-profit university, CSU Pueblo partners with you to make your education affordable. CSU Pueblo offers one affordable tuition rate, regardless of residency. 

Master of Education Tuition Rate: $470 per credit hour



Everyone deserves affordable education. That is why we offer a number of scholarships to help you achieve your education goals.


Financial Aid:

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Learning can lead to earning. Discover where a Master of Education degree might take you and make informed choices about your future in education.

Diverse Industries:

  • Education
  • Adult Education
  • Higher Education
  • Educational Technology 
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)

Job Titles:

  • Principal
  • Instructional Designer
  • Education Consultant
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Teacher
  • School Administrator

Applications for the MEd are accepted year-round. The admission requirements are the following: 

  • Baccalaureate Degree: Students must have a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accreditation agency (or equivalent).
  • Transcripts: All transcripts from higher education institutions attended must be sent to CSU-Pueblo.
  • Grade Point Average: Students must have a minimum 3.000 GPA. Conditional admission may be granted for candidates with lower cumulative GPAs upon recommendation by the Associate Dean or with a recent graduate GPA (at least 15 hours) is above 3.000.
  • Letter of Interest: Students must outline the reason(s) for applying to the M.Ed. program and how they expect to both benefit from and contribute to it.
  • Recommendation Forms: Two recommendation forms must be provided from individuals who can speak to potential success in graduate school.
  • Teaching License: Conditional admission can be granted for candidates without a teaching license, but with significant teaching experience. Candidates must provide documentation of the quantity and quality of this experience.

A maximum of nine semester hours of resident graduate credit from other regionally accredited graduate institutions may be applied to a graduate degree program. Transfer credit from non-United States institutions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Transfer credits must be directly applicable to the degree program and must be approved by the program director/coordinator and sent to the Degree Analyst. Graduate credits accepted in transfer must be from a course in which a grade of B- or better was earned. Credits accepted in transfer do not apply to the GPA at CSU Pueblo. Credits already used for minimum degree requirements at another institution cannot be used toward fulfilling a CSU Pueblo degree. Individual programs may set additional criteria for acceptance of transfer credit.


How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online application. The application requires official transcripts from all colleges which
the student has attended. Once the application and transcripts have been received, students will receive an admission
decision. Send official transcripts:


By mail at Colorado State University Pueblo:
Office of Admissions
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO, 81001


CSU Pueblo Online offers quality higher education instruction to students across the nation. With years of
combined faculty experience, you will learn from experts in the field who will help you take your career to new heights.
Vickie smiling Vicki Piquette Associate Professor, Education
Emily smiling Emily Mulvihill Assistant Professor, Education
Jenny smiling in front of a tree Jenny Piazza, PhD Professor, Education


The online Master of Education program at CSU Pueblo is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Learn more about this accreditation by visiting
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Frequently Asked Questions



    It takes 38 credits to receive a Master's degree and each credit is $470.


    It will take approximately 2 years to complete the Master of Education online program.


    The online M.Ed. classes are 8 weeks long and run twice per semester. This means you can start classes in August, October, January, March, April, and June.


    You may be qualified for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the CSU Pueblo Online Resources page for a list of current scholarship opportunities.


    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly to ensure your aid and bill look correct. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753, email at, and take walk-ins.


    First, you'll need to complete our online application. Once all required documents are received, an admissions processor will begin reviewing your application. You should receive an admissions decision within two weeks of receipt of all required documents. For more information, contact our Enrollment Counselor at 719.549.2200

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