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School Admission

Part 1 - University Application

All students interested in the School of Education must apply to CSU Pueblo. 

Students can apply to Colorado State University Pueblo here:


Important: Applicants must submit a $25 payment for their application.

Part 2 - School of Education Application

 Individuals interested in certificates, minors, endoresements, or licensures outside of degree programs should contact the School of Education for questions and detailed enrollment instructions.



    Students complete the admission to the School of Education process as they complete the ED 301/560 - Frameworks of Teaching course, in which the entire process for gathering necessary information and submitting it to faculty is completed.

    Many (but not all) of the requirements of the course are directly linked to requirements for admission. Below are the steps to completing the process.

    Note: A table describing each benchmark required for admission and the specific portfolio requirements and manner of evaluation is included in the appendices to the Teacher Education Handbook.


    By the end of ED 301/50, students must have achieved the following:

    1. Grade Point Average: Applicants must have a grade point of 2.600 or greater. 
    2. ENG 101/102: Completion of ENG 101 and 102 with grades of C or better.
    3. COMR 103: Completion with a grade of B- or better, OR with a grade of C, satisfactory completion of an oral proficiency test.
    4. ED 301/560: Completion with a grade of C or better.
    5. Fingerprint Submission: Submission of fingerprints to CDE and submission of the student teacher/field experience form
    6. MAPP test: Completion of the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP) test/ETS Proficiency Profile
    7. For students pursuing secondary or K-12 licensure: Completion of math course required by major field with a grade of C or better. 
    8. For students pursuing elementary or early childhood education: completion of MATH 109 with a B- or better OR completion of two of the following courses with a C or better: MATH 109, 156, 360, 361. The Associate Dean will evaluate transfer courses for admission purposes.

    Admission Portfolio

    Students will gather and submit some of the portfolio items below through ED 301/560 - Frameworks of Teaching course:

    1. Transcripts and official documents: demonstrating student performance in university classes
    2. Materials:
      • Developed in university classes which demonstrate proficiency on specific education standards
      • Used in field experiences and videos of teaching
    3. Campus recommendations: 
      1. one from content/major area
      2. one from education area
      3. one from another on-campus professor
    4. Off-campus recommendation: must be from field experience teacher and is computed at the end of the semester
    5. Personal Reflections: Must include summaries about progress
    6. Results: All results of formal tests


    Regular status will be given to degree-seeking students who meet all of the following requirements:

    • Baccalaureate degree: from an institution accredited by the regional accreditation agency (or equivalent).
    • Grade Point Average: A minimum 3.000 cumulative GPA. Conditional admission may be granted for candidates with cumulative GPAs lower than 2.500, but whose recent graduate GPA (at least 15 hours) is above 3.000
    • Letter of interest: must outline the candidate’s reason(s) for applying to the M.Ed. program and how they expect to both benefit from and contribute to it. 
    • Two recommendations: from individuals who can speak to potential success in graduate school.
    • Teaching license: Conditional admission can be grated for candidates without a teaching license, but with significant teaching experience, Candidates must provide documentation of the quantity and quality of this experience.

Accepted Students

Formal Evaluations

Once admitted, students will be required to submit the portfolio materials above at two additional points in the program as a formal evaluation of progress:

  1. Admission to student teaching
  2. Completion of student teaching

Students must also maintain a 2.600 Grade Point Average while in an undergraduate program, and a 3.000 Grade Point Average while in a graduate program.

Admission requirements are established to assure that students entering the School of Education are prepared for success in education courses and field experiences.

In addition, requirements are based on the CSU Pueblo Standards for Pre-service Teachers, and students are required to document success in mastering those standards throughout their career.

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  • 201F
  • East end of IHHI on 2nd floor - door on the right
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  • 719.549.2681

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  • GCB 312
  • 719.549.2216

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