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About Teacher Ed

Mission of Teacher Education

The Teacher Education Program has a primary mission of preparing teachers of quality and distinction. At Colorado State University-Pueblo, preparing teachers is a campus-wide responsibility, with faculty and administrators involved in support of the program's mission. An integral component of the program is its partnerships with 17 school districts and four community colleges in southern and southeastern Colorado. The joint efforts of students, faculty, and administrators across all partners focus on improving the quality of learning in classrooms in elementary, secondary, and higher education.

Teacher education is a university wide responsibility at CSU-Pueblo. Content area experts participate in teacher training and contribute to our conceptual framework. More than four hundred students are currently enrolled in our program. We have a full time director, 5 full-time faculty, and 1 field experience & student teacher coordinator. The Teacher Education Program is responsible for managing and facilitating initial teacher licensure programs at CSU-Pueblo. Teacher licensure programs are available in 9 undergraduate areas:

Elementary Education

K-12​​

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Secondary Areas​

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Spanish

Added Endorsements Available in the Following Areas​

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

The model of teacher training at CSU-Pueblo is a performance-based model. We emphasize/utilize:​

  • Strong content majors in the arts and sciences
    Standards and Performance-Based Teacher Training
    Integration of Course and Field Experiences
    Ongoing Assessment and Monitoring

Our assessment process is aligned with Colorado and national ​standards. We utilize a three-step process of assessment. Assessment takes place at:

  • Admission to the education program
    Admission to student teaching
    Program completion

Ongoing assessment and support is also a part of our teacher training process. Assessment criteria must be met in order to progress through the program. The purpose of our assessment process is to assure that CSU-Pueblo graduates are teachers of quality and distinction.

Field Experiences consist of 800+ hours of planned experiences in K-12 classrooms.

Teacher Education Program

Faculty and Staff

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