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Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University


Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive, public liberal arts university situated in Grand Junction in the Western Slope of Colorado.

  • College or University
  • Grand Junction, CO

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  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
Dr. Blake Bickham

With the current teacher shortage, we want to take every opportunity to celebrate future teachers and their important work.

Blake Bickham

Colorado Mesa University


Licensure/Alternative Licensure only

Initial Teacher Licensure Graduate Certificate/Master of Arts in Education

  • 11 months

    Program Duration

  • Hybrid

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

With over 11,000 students, the Colorado Mesa University is the regional hub for professional, technical, and liberal arts training at the bachelor’s, associates, and graduate level. With a roster of noted scholars who serve as faculty, Colorado Mesa University creates an environment designed to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas and to prepare its students for success in today’s interconnected world. By focusing on regional and national employment needs and trends, students at Colorado Mesa University gain the skills necessary to find meaningful work upon graduation and beyond.

For students already holding a bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university and desiring to pursue teaching, this program develops their expertise in educational best practices, state content standards, and student teaching to meet Colorado licensure requirements. This program aims to prepare students for a number of subject areas and specialties and to prepare them for leading classrooms through field training in the 14-county region of the Western Slope of Colorado.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadlines

    Program Start

  • May 01, 2025


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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $16,500

    In State Tuition

  • $24,225

    Out of State Tuition

  • $50

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

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


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Licensure Areas

Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Mathematics (7-12)
Music (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)
World Languages—Spanish (7-12)

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