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:

Endorsement Levels U P G
Agricultural Education Secondary X X X
Art K-12 X X X
Business Education Secondary X X
Early Childhood Education Ages 0-8 X X X
English/Language Arts Secondary X X X
Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary X X X
Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish) K-12 X X X
Instructional Technology K-12 X X X
Marketing Education Secondary X X
Mathematics Secondary X X X
Music K-12 X X
Science Secondary X X X
Social Studies Secondary X X X
Speech Secondary X X X
Technology Education Secondary X X X

Special Services/Administrative Endorsements

Endorsement Levels U P G
Occupational Therapist Ages 0-21 X
School Counselor Ages 0-21 X
School Principal K-12 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.

EndorsementApproved Major for LicensureCollegeProgram Link
Agricultural EducationAgricultural Education (B.S.)Agricultural SciencesMajor in Agricultural Education, Teacher Development Concentration
ArtArt (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in Art, Art Education Concentration
Early Childhood EducationHuman Development and Family Studies (B.S.)Health and Human SciencesMajor in Early Childhood Education
English/Language ArtsEnglish (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in English, English Education Concentration
Family and Consumer SciencesFamily and Consumer Sciences (B.S.)Health and Human SciencesMajor in Family and Consumer Sciences, Education Concentration
Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish)Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Teaching Endorsement
Instructional TechnologyApplied Computing Technology (B.S.)Natural SciencesMajor in Applied Computing Technology, Computing Education Concentration
MathematicsMathematics (B.S.)Natural SciencesMajor in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration
MusicMusic (B.M.)Liberal ArtsMajor in Music, Music Education Concentration
ScienceNatural Sciences (B.S.)Natural SciencesMajor in Natural Sciences
Social StudiesHistory (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in History, Social Studies Teaching Concentration
SpeechCommunication Studies (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in Communication Studies, Speech Teacher Licensure Concentration
Technology EducationEngineering Science (B.S.)EngineeringMajor 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.