Teacher and principal licensure is available through the School of Education's Center for Educator Preparation (CEP).
One of the most important ways to help people and to impact our society is through involvement in schools. Teachers make lasting contributions to our nation and its many generations of learners. Teacher education programs at CSU serve the needs of individuals preparing to teach in most secondary areas, K-12 art, foreign languages, instructional technology, and music, or early childhood education. CSU is one of the public institutions in Colorado designated to offer programs leading towards a career and technical (vocational) credential. Candidates for teacher licensure are skilled in a teaching concentration and educational methodology. These students take their professional education course work concurrently while completing their content area coursework. Candidates may complete licensure while enrolled in an undergraduate program or after completing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university.
Endorsements available through the program include:
|Early Childhood Education||Ages 0-8||X||X||X|
|Family and Consumer Sciences||Secondary||X||X||X|
|Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish)||K-12||X||X||X|
Special Services/Administrative Endorsements
|Occupational Therapist||Ages 0-21||X|
|School Counselor||Ages 0-21||X|
|School Social Worker||Ages 0-21||X|
(Pursued at indicated level(s). G = graduate; P = post-baccalaureate; U = undergraduate)
Approved Majors for Teacher Endorsements
At CSU, the following are the approved majors for each endorsement area. Undergraduate teacher licensure candidates must be majoring in one of the approved majors that align with their endorsement area for admission to the teacher preparation program.
For detailed four-year curriculum on the degrees listed below, refer to the specific program in this catalog.
|Endorsement||Approved Major for Licensure||College||Program Link|
|Agricultural Education||Agricultural Education (B.S.)||Agricultural Sciences||Major in Agricultural Education, Teacher Development Concentration|
|Art||Art (B.A.)||Liberal Arts||Major in Art, Art Education Concentration|
|Early Childhood Education||Human Development and Family Studies (B.S.)||Health and Human Sciences||Major in Early Childhood Education|
|English/Language Arts||English (B.A.)||Liberal Arts||Major in English, English Education Concentration|
|Family and Consumer Sciences||Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.)||Health and Human Sciences||Major in Family and Consumer Sciences, Education Concentration|
|Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish)||Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (B.A.)||Liberal Arts||Major in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Teaching Endorsement|
|Instructional Technology||Applied Computing Technology (B.S.)||Natural Sciences||Major in Applied Computing Technology, Computing Education Concentration|
|Mathematics||Mathematics (B.S.)||Natural Sciences||Major in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration|
|Music||Music (B.M.)||Liberal Arts||Major in Music, Music Education Concentration|
|Science||Natural Sciences (B.S.)||Natural Sciences||Major in Natural Sciences|
|Social Studies||History (B.A.)||Liberal Arts||Major in History, Social Studies Teaching Concentration|
|Speech||Communication Studies (B.A.)||Liberal Arts||Major in Communication Studies, Speech Teacher Licensure Concentration|
|Technology Education||Engineering Science (B.S.)||Engineering||Major in Engineering Science, Teacher Education Concentration|
Additional information regarding admissions to teacher licensure, student teaching, and requirements for licensure is available through the Center for Educator Preparation.