Undergraduate Teacher Licensure is available from the CHHS Center for Educator Preparation. Listed here are the current tracks. In addition to Teacher Licensure, you will have another major at CSU!

Requirements for Current CSU Students :

To apply for admission to the licensure program of their choice, students are required to have a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Other considerations:

Additionally, teacher licensure requires completion of a background check.

See the courses and activities recommended to explore within this track

Early Childhood Education
English or other Languages
Family and Consumer Science
Marketing Education
Music Education
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Options within Teacher Licensure

Art - Fine Artt

Does the history of human artistic expression interest you? Would you like to develop your artistic talents through structured study and practice? Do learning technical skills and creating artwork through a wide variety of mediums excite you? Do concepts and expressions of beauty motivate you? Are you interested in teaching others about art? Then, a major in Art may be the choice for you.

Department website: Art and Art History

Catalog: Major in Art (B.A.)

Catalog: Major in Art (B.F.A.) *

Agriculture Education
Soil & Crop Sciences

Do you wish to share your passion for agriculture with others? Do you enjoy motivating others? Are you up for the challenge of being a role model and possibly influencing young people’s lives or careers? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then a major in Agricultural Education may be for you.

Department website: Agriculture and Resource Economics

Catalog: Major in Agricultural Education


Do you enjoy learning about organ systems and cells in humans and animals? Do you enjoy doing research? Do you have a passion for biological sciences you want to share with others? Are you interested in how plants grow and develop? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider biological science as a major.

Department website: Biology

Catalog: Major in Biological Science

*Teacher licensure available as a Biology Education Concentration of the Natural Sciences major


Are you naturally curious about what makes up the everyday things you see? Are you fascinated by the vast possibilities that lie in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research, food product development, medicine, and toxic substance management? Would you like to research and develop products and manufacturing processes? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then a major in chemistry may be right for you.

Department website: Chemistry

Catalog: Major in Chemistry

*Teacher licensure available as a Chemistry Education Concentration of the Natural Sciences major

Computer Science

Do you enjoy algorithms and software systems: their theory, analysis, design, efficiency, implementation, maintenance, and application? Computers Science Educators seek to advance the fundamental quality of computer science education by having a deeper understanding on how students learn combined with the complexities of the computational mindset that is developed through computer science.

Computer Science Education students will engage in coursework related to both computer science and education, and their intersection, the growing field of computer science education. Through course work, service learning, and student teaching, this degree will prepare students to enter the field as a K-12 teachers.

Department website: Computer Science

Catalog: Major in Computer Science

Dance Education

Is dance your passion? Our unique B.F.A. in Dance with a concentration in dance education prepares students to teach in elementary and secondary schools, dance studios, and the community at large, with field experience in all three areas. Each of the classes in dance education involves supervised teaching and field experience, giving students extensive professional experience while in the program. The degree equips students to apply for dance teaching licensure (grades P-12) in the state of Colorado in conjunction with CSU’s Center for Educator Preparation.

Department website: Dance

Catalog: Major in Dance Education

Early Childhood Education

Are you curious about the way human beings grow and develop? Have you ever wondered how environmental and social factors affect physical, cognitive, and emotional development? Have you ever thought about a career teaching kids from birth to grade 3 or directing a childcare center? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then a major in Early Childhood Education may be for you.

Department website: Human Development and Family Studies

Catalog: Major in Early Childhood Education


Do the insights of literary figures from different cultures and time periods interest you? Do you enjoy communicating your ideas imaginatively and effectively? Does analyzing works of prose and poetry intrigue you? Would you like to develop a career in writing, editing or teaching? Does poetry awaken your spirit? Have you dreamed about writing a play or a novel one day? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then a major in English may be for you.

Department website: English

Catalog: Major in English

Family and Consumer Science

Would you enjoy educating or counseling individuals and families to help them prevent or solve problems that affect daily living and needs? Would you like to be a representative for a company that manufactures or sells housewares, foods, or furnishings? Would you like to teach in middle or high school, possibly focusing on a career-oriented program? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes” then a major in Family and Consumer Sciences may be for you.

Program website: Family and Consumer Sciences

Catalog: Major in Family & Consumer Sciences


Do the processes of the earth’s formation fascinate you? Would you like to work for a natural resource company, exploring for valuable mineral resources and analyzing their quantity and quality? Would you like to do seismic surveys for power plants, buildings, or highways? Would a career in geology teaching or research in schools, colleges, and private or national laboratories inspire you? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” and if you have a strong aptitude for mathematics, chemistry, and/or earth sciences, you should consider a major in geology.

Department website: Geosciences

Catalog: Major in Geology

*Teacher licensure available as a Geology Education Concentration of the Natural Sciences major.

Mathematics - equations

Do you enjoy the challenges of solving mathematical puzzles and analyzing complex formulas? Are you good at organizing and analyzing information? Does the idea of calculating odds and probabilities fascinate you? Would you like to apply mathematics and mathematical modeling to the solution of engineering, planning, or risk management problems? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then you may want to consider a major in mathematics.

Department website: Mathematics

Catalog: Major in Mathematics


Do you love music and want to share that love with others?

The Bachelor of Music, Music Education Concentration is a professional degree program that prepares students for teaching choral, instrumental, and general music in elementary and secondary schools. This degree prepares students to apply for music teaching licensure (grades K-12) in the state of Colorado and beyond.

Department website: Music

Catalog: Major in Music, Music Education Concentration


Are you interested in the description and explanation of natural phenomena? Are you good in mathematics and hope to put it to a practical use? Would you like to help unlock secrets to life and existence? Do the what, when, how, and why of heat, light, sound, gravity windstorms, volcanoes and energy intrigue you? Would you like to design devices to aid communications, medicine, aerospace, resource conservation or environmental preservation? Do radioactive elements and particle physics fascinate you as matter is transformed to energy and energy to matter? If your response to any of these questions is “yes,” then you should consider a major in Physics.

Department website: Physics

Catalog: Major in Physics

*Teacher licensure available as a Physics Education Concentration of the Natural Sciences major

Social Studies – Ethic Studies or History

Are you fascinated by examining race, gender, class, sexuality, and other forms of social differentiation? Do you get excited learning about these socially constructed ideas shape the histories and experiences of racially marginalized groups? Are you interested in understanding issues of power, privilege, and social justice? Do you want to grow as a civic-minded and culturally informed student? Are you interested in strengthening the communities you are a part of? A yes answer may mean you should consider an Ethnic Studies major.

Department website: Ethnic Studies

Catalog: Major in Ethnic Studies

Are you interested in understanding and interpreting past human events? Would you like to learn how and why important political and economic decisions were made? Are you interested in the histories of other cultures? Would you like to write a history of your community? Are you interested in genealogy, archiving, teaching, or becoming a curator of a museum? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a major in History may be for you.

Department website: History

Catalog: Major in History

World Languages (Spanish, French, German)

Would you travel knowing you can communicate effectively and comfortably? Are you interested in learning about the geography, history, literature, and culture associated with the foreign language you learn? Would you like to become proficient in communicating in and understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in another language? Would you like to teach those valuable life skills to others? If so, you may be interested in a major or minor in Languages, Literature & Culture.

Department website: Languages, Literature, and Culture

Catalog: Major in Languages, Literature, and Culture