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Colorado State University

Colorado State University


Colorado State University is a land-grant and space-grant institution, and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, composed of eight colleges, the Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension, the Colorado State Forest Service, and the Division of Educational Outreach.

The land-grant concept of a balanced program of teaching, research, extension, and public service provides the foundation for all teaching and research programs. The University continues to make education and training accessible to deserving applicants from all classes and groups, and maintains a range of research, extension, and public service programs in response to the needs of the people of Colorado, the nation, and the world.

  • College or University
  • Fort Collins, CO

Institution Links

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
Darian Ortiz

You're not just here to teach the students, but you're here to learn with them as well, and you’re here to listen to their worries.

Darian Ortiz

Colorado State University


Bachelor’s & licensure

Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program

  • 48 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

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 teacher education program is established on the Professional Development Schools model by partnering with local school districts to give future teachers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in PK-12 settings. 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.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadlines

    Program Start

  • Oct. 01, 2024

  • Oct. 01, 2024

  • Mar. 01, 2025


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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

Learn how to get$100 Back
and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $12,874

    In State Tuition

  • $32,734

    Out of State Tuition

  • $50

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

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


Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships vary based on need and availability.

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

$12/hr is the average pay scale for need-based Work Study employment.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Areas

Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources (7-12)
Computer Science (K-12)
Dance (K-12)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12)
Mathematics (6-12)
Music (K-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)
World Languages—French (K-12)
World Languages—German (K-12)
World Languages—Spanish (K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps 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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