Teacher and principal licensure is available through the School of Education Center for Educator Preparation (CEP).

One of the most important ways to help people and to impact our society is through involvement in public and private 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 proficient in educational methodology. These students take their professional education course work concurrently while completing their subject matter courses. 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 LinkURL
Agricultural EducationAgricultural Education (B.S.)Agricultural SciencesMajor in Agricultural Education, Teacher Development Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/agricultural-sciences/agricultural-resource-economics/education-major/
ArtArt (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in Art, Art Education Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/liberal-arts/art-history/ba-art-education-concentration/
Early Childhood EducationHuman Development and Family Studies (B.S.)Health and Human SciencesMajor in Early Childhood Education/general-catalog/colleges/health-human-sciences/human-development-family-studies/early-childhood-education-major/#text
English/Language ArtsEnglish (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in English, English Education Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/liberal-arts/english/english-major-education-concentration/
Family and Consumer SciencesFamily and Consumer Sciences (B.S.)Health and Human SciencesMajor in Family and Consumer Sciences, Education Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/health-human-sciences/education/family-consumer-sciences-major-education-concentration/
Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish)Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in Languages, Literature, and Cultures, Teaching Endorsement/general-catalog/colleges/liberal-arts/foreign-languages-literatures/languages-literature-cultures-major-teaching-endorsement/
Instructional TechnologyApplied Computing Technology (B.S.)Natural SciencesMajor in Applied Computing Technology, Computing Education Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/natural-sciences/computer-science/applied-computing-technology-major-computing-education-concentration/
MathematicsMathematics (B.S.)Natural SciencesMajor in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/natural-sciences/mathematics/mathematics-major-education-concentration/
MusicMusic (B.M.)Liberal ArtsMajor in Music, Music Education Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/liberal-arts/music-theatre-dance/music-bm-education-concentration/
ScienceNatural Sciences (B.S.)Natural SciencesMajor in Natural Sciences/general-catalog/colleges/natural-sciences/natural-sciences-major/
Social StudiesHistory (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in History, Social Studies Teaching Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/liberal-arts/history/history-major-social-studies-teaching-concentration/
SpeechCommunication Studies (B.A.)Liberal ArtsMajor in Communication Studies, Speech Teacher Licensure Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/liberal-arts/communication-studies/communication-studies-major-speech-teacher-licensure-concentration/
Technology EducationEngineering Science (B.S.)EngineeringMajor in Engineering Science, Teacher Education Concentration/general-catalog/colleges/engineering/engineering-science-major-teacher-education-concentration/

Additional information regarding admissions to teacher licensure, student teaching, and requirements for licensure is available through the Center for Educator Preparation.