Center for Educator Preparation

Teacher Licensure

Interested in becoming a teacher?

We're delighted that you are considering teaching as a career. Through our teacher education program, you will build your skills as an educator, leaving our program prepared to be a learner, collaborator, and leader.

About our program

At Colorado State University, our Center for Educator Preparation faculty teach and model the best education practices. Our program is built on partnerships with the local school districts that allow future teachers to gain experience in real schools with real students from the very beginning of the program.

You will learn from CSU faculty in partnership with preschool through grade 12 educators. Licensure coursework is delivered both on-campus and in local PK-12 schools.

Becoming a licensed teacher in Colorado

We offer licensure options for a variety of approved majors, focused around 17 content areas, allowing you to combine your passion for teaching with your academic interest.

Once you choose from the approved majors, Education coursework is built into the degree program, keeping you on track to graduation without adding extra semesters of coursework.

For undergraduate students

If you are a current or prospective undergraduate student, we offer a variety of pathways to teacher licensure. Check out the available options for the grade level(s) you wish to teach for a breakdown of the required coursework.

Already have an undergraduate degree?

If you already have a degree and seek a teaching license, you have two options:


Don’t hesitate to contact us – we welcome your visit to our office, your phone call, or your email.