MASTERS OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.)
The Masters of Education at CSU-Pueblo is planned to impact the quality of teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms by preparing master teachers with expertise in their content disciplines, in the pedagogy of teaching and learning, and in the process of continual professional development and growth.
The Master of Education degree is built on research on teacher change and is designed to prepare teachers to lead school reform, requiring completion of an emphasis area of their choice; of a core of pedagogy courses focusing on literacy, instructional technology, and differentiation of instruction; and of a core of courses focusing on professional growth. The National Board Standards and certification process form the heart of the M.Ed. core and assessment process.
CSU-Pueblo’s Masters in Education has a number of defining characteristics. This program is based on the assumption that participants will be licensed teachers who are currently teaching and thus will prepare teachers to become “Master” teachers in their classrooms and schools. The program is aligned with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) core propositions and is built around a core of proficiencies that are consistent across most NBPTS certificates, as well as the Colorado Standards for Teachers. Since the core is aligned with NBPTS generalist certificates, this program is flexible in supporting teachers who seek NBPTS certification in any of the generalist areas (such as Science or English) as well.
MOVE YOUR CAREER FORWARD
This master's degree in education can enhance your career in areas such as:
RECOGNIZED, ACCREDITED, AND APPROVED
CSU-Pueblo’s teacher education students and graduates are recognized throughout Colorado for their competence, commitment and dedication to the teaching profession.
The Teacher Education Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and nationally by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.
If you have questions throughout the admissions process, please contact our office at 719.549.2681.
Admission to graduate studies does not constitute admission to a particular graduate program. Admission to the Masters in Education Program must be approved by the program director upon review of the student’s credentials
Regular status will be given to degree-seeking students who meet all of the published requirements. The requirements include:
Submission of a completed admission packet to include all items listed: Application for Graduate Admission, processing fee, Masters Program Student Profile, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, resume, copy of teaching license and proof of lawful presence in the United States.
A baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accreditation agency (or equivalent).
A minimum 3.000 GPA.
Submission of satisfactory scores from a standardized exam required for teacher licensure in the content area in which the applicant holds a teaching license. Applicants who have taught successfully for three years may submit alternative evidence of content knowledge.
International students whose native language is not English must also meet the English language proficiency standard set forth in the Graduate Admissions section of the CSU-Pueblo Catalog.
Conceptual model for CSU-Pueblo’s masters in education. To become a Master Teacher requires expertise in the content discipline, in the pedagogy of teaching and learning, and in the process of continual professional development and growth. To ensure graduates’ application of new knowledge and skills, CSU-Pueblo’s program requires application of new knowledge and skills throughout the program and utilizes an assessment model that will monitor teacher performance and provide information for ongoing program improvement.
Masters in Education Mission
Master's Program Policies
Master's Program Student's Profile
Core Courses and Requirements
Areas of Emphasis:
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
Health & Physical Education
Space Studies for Educators