Education Center for Educator Preparation
As a special center within the School of Education at Colorado State University, we prepare and equip future teachers and principals seeking careers as licensed educators.
Whether you are just beginning your undergraduate education, have already earned a bachelor’s degree or are thinking about pursuing a master’s degree, we have options for you.
Center for Educator Preparation You are called to make a difference.
You have a dream, a calling: you want to be a teacher. Whether you were playing “school” with your stuffed animals as a kid, or were inspired by someone who taught you, we want to help you achieve your dream.
Our program ensures that you gain experience in real classrooms with real students from your very first education course. By the time you graduate, you’ll be strongly prepared for Colorado’s licensing exams – and ready to make a difference in your own classroom.
Teacher Licensure Combine your passion for teaching with your academic interest
To become a licensed teacher, you’ll complete content coursework in the subject you’re planning to teach, along with education coursework. You have the option to complete education coursework as an undergraduate, post-bachelor, or graduate student (as part of your program of study).
Our goal is to prepare and empower you to impact the next generation of learners through teaching. Each semester, you’ll gain fieldwork experience in PK-12 schools. You’ll lead groups of students, collaborate and learn from mentor teachers, and even have the opportunity to teach a class on your own.
96% find employment related to their major
$100,000+ in scholarships awarded annually to STEM education students
72 of Colorado’s school districts hire our graduates
Our teacher education program is established on the Professional Development Schools model – we partner with local school districts to give future teachers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in PK-12 schools with students from the beginning of the program. You’ll learn by doing, and from professional teachers who are actively working in the field.
When you finish the program, you’ll leave with both sound academic preparation and strong practical experience, ready to start your own career as a professional teacher.
Center for Educator Preparation Meet Our Faculty and Staff
Our faculty is made up of professional teachers, principals, administrators and more – instructors who know what you need to know to be successful. Faculty members engage in research related to PK-12 teaching and leadership, along with other topics relating to education. They continuously seek opportunities to connect theory and practice.