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Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?

No - I do not have a Bachelor's Degree:

At CSU Pueblo, students complete an academic major in the area they want to teach, and minor in education.  The following majors are available for future teachers at CSU Pueblo:

Licensure Area: Corresponding Majors:
Art (K-12) Art, Art Education K-12 Emphasis
Early Childhood Education (K-3) Early Childhood Education, K-3 Licensure Emphasis
Elementary Education (K-6) Liberal Studies
English/Language Arts (7-12) English, Secondary Teaching Endorsement
Mathematics (6-8) Middle School Mathematics Education
Mathematics (7-12) Mathematics, Secondary Certification Emphasis
Music (K-12) Music, Music Education Emphasis
Physical Education (K-12) Exercise Science, K-12 Teacher Preparation Emphasis
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Special Education (Ages 5-21) Interdisciplinary Studies*
World Language: Spanish (K-12) World Languages-Spanish, K-12 Teaching Endorsement

*Contact an advisor in the School of Education about this pathway.

Added endorsements (additional licensure areas) are available in:

  • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education (English Language Learners)
  • Instructional Technology Teacher (Computer Teacher)
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Any of the licensure areas shown above

Yes - I have a Bachelor's Degree

Prospective graduate students have the following areas of study available:

  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education Online
  • Alternative Licensure
  • Post-Baccalaureate

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School of Education: 719-549-2681

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Choosing a Major and Minor

In Colorado, students cannot major in education.  Instead, they complete an academic major in the area they want to teach, and minor in education.  The following majors are available for future teachers at CSU Pueblo:

  • Elementary teachers major in Liberal Studies, preparing them to teach all subjects.
  • Secondary teachers (middle school and high school) can major in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Political Science, or Spanish. These departments on campus have designed special programs for students pursuing teaching, denoted as majors for a teaching emphasis.
  • K-12 teachers can major in Music Education, Art (teaching emphasis) or K-12 Physical Education (teaching emphasis). These majors allow students to teach in grades K-12.

Your minor then, becomes the area you want to be licensed to teach:

  • Elementary (K-6)
  • Secondary (7-12)
  • K-12

The courses in your minor are called Professional Education Courses, which provide you with the knowledge and techniques for effective teaching.

Additional (2nd teaching) endorsements are available in the following areas:

  • Special Education
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Instructional Technology Teacher
  • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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    When and how should I get an advisor?

    Early and consistent communication with faculty advisors is essential to successfully completing any college degree. All CSU Pueblo students will be assigned an advisor in their academic major.

    It is important that you meet with your advisor each semester to appropriately plan out your courses and to stay aware of any extra requirements or changes in the program. Major advisors are assigned in the department of the major.

    Students attending an SCTEA Partnership Community College (Pueblo Community College, Trinidad State Jr. College, Otero Jr. College, and Lamar Community College) should also meet with their advisor frequently to assure that the courses they are taking will transfer into the Teacher Education Program.

    The faculty in the CSU Pueblo School of Education and at the community colleges have collaborated extensively to provide the best advising possible to make the transfer to CSU-Pueblo as smooth as possible.

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    What do I need to become a licensed teacher?

    In order to become a licensed teacher, you will need to complete the Professional Education Courses that are part of the education minor and pass the state licensure exam, PRAXIS. You may also be required to take other specific content courses, depending on what classes you have already completed in your bachelor’s degree.

    In order to determine exactly what classes you will need to complete, contact the School of Education at 719.549.2681 to schedule an appointment with a faculty advisor. 

    Ideally, completing a teacher education program prior to teaching is by far the best way to prepare you to teach. But in light of the extreme teacher shortage in many areas, there are alternative routes to becoming a teacher if you already have your bachelor’s degree.

    One such program is the Alternative Licensure Program, in which you obtain a teaching position first, and during your first two years in the classroom, you take courses to complete your teacher education program and become licensed. For more information about this program, contact the School of Education at 719-549-2681.

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