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Adams State University


Adams State University is a public university in Alamosa, Colorado. Adams State was founded in 1921 as a teacher's college and is internationally recognized as a leading provider of teacher education training and professional development.

  • College or University
  • Alamosa, CO

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  • Financial Aid Office
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Laura Mason

The program at ASU is hands-down the best place to pursue your professional goals! While working with my advisor, I was continually impressed by her professionalism and knowledge. The instructors exceeded my expectations, and staff became like a family to me. If you want a program that offers the latest teaching practices, ASU is the place.

Laura Mason

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Bachelor’s & licensure

Undergraduate Teacher Education with Licensure

  • From 48 to 72 months

    Program Duration

  • Hybrid

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

Since its founding as a teacher's college in 1921, Adams State University has proudly served as a regional and national provider of high-quality teacher preparation and professional development. The Teacher Education Department of Adams State University is dedicated to inspiring and empowering the cultivation of educational leaders who embrace diversity, facilitate change, and contribute to the learning and inclusion of all students, particularly in rural regions. 

Our undergraduate teacher licensure programs include elementary education, K-12 education and Secondary Education as well as a fully online Elementary Education program for candidates who already hold an associate degree. Engaged and attentive faculty will prepare you for the challenges and rewards of the teaching profession by sharing instructional strategies to address a range of learning styles, including effective strategies for linguistically and culturally diverse students. 

As a teacher preparation candidate, you will participate in student-teaching for hands-on experience, where you will apply knowledge of learning theory and instructional strategies to classroom practice. Upon graduation, you will be ready to join the next generation of educational practitioners and leaders in one of the most rewarding careers available emerging professionals.

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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $9,680

    In State Tuition

  • $21,584

    Out of State Tuition

  • $35

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Adams State University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Adams State University to see if you can, too!



Experience Colorado Scholarship

For non-residents


Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

For non-residents

SLV Promise

For our students who graduated from a San Luis Valley high school and who qualify for a full Pell grant, Adams State guarantees need-based grants and scholarships in an amount that covers their normally assessed tuition and fees. To qualify during the 2020-21 academic year, students must complete a FAFSA and all requirements and enroll full-time on campus by July 1, 2020.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Areas

Business Education / Business/Marketing (7-12)
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Mathematics (7-12)
Music (K-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)
World Languages (K-12)

Program Overview

Program Hallmarks


  • Male

  • Female



  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

  • Asian

  • Black

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

  • White

  • Two or more races








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