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Education Sciences Teacher Licensure and Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education and Human Resource Studies – Education Sciences Specialization

How to Apply

Before applying to the degree and licensure program, it is strongly recommended that you contact Juliana Searle well in advance of the application deadline to understand and fulfill all requirements.

Application Deadlines

Summer semester April 25

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1 Review Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completion of all content prerequisite coursework required for licensure in one of the following areas:
    • Early Childhood Education ages (0-8)
    • K-12 Licensure: Art, Foreign Languages, Instructional Technology
    • Secondary Licensure (Grades 7-12): Agricultural Education, Business Education, English, Family and Consumer Studies, Marketing Education, Science, Social Studies, Speech, Technology Education, Trad and Industry Education
  • Contact Juliana Searle to review your unofficial transcripts and determine if additional prerequisite coursework is required for your content area.
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
    Applicants whose GPA is lower than 3.00 must demonstrate their potential for academic success by providing additional evidence such as: additional recommendation letters showing strong potential for graduate studies; completion of six credits of graduate level coursework; or GRE scores.
  • GRE scores are not required

Meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission. Admission is based on a number of factors, including prior academic and professional experience, your personal statement, and fit with the program.

2 Prepare Application Materials

Prepare the materials below and upload when you apply online.

  • Three letters of recommendation
    Three professional recommendations are required. References should speak to your current or potential abilities as a teacher, plus your potential success in graduate studies. You will provide information about your recommenders in the online application. CSU will contact them with instructions and a link to a secure form they will submit on your behalf.
  • Statement of purpose
    The Statement of Purpose is a summary of long-term professional or personal goals and is required for all applicants. Your statement should be written in 12-point font, double-spaced, and include the following:
    • Your purpose for pursuing graduate education and how it will contribute to your long-term goals and career plans
    • Why you have selected Colorado State University and the School of Education as the place to pursue your graduate studies
    • A description of teaching, research/creative, or other academic work you have engaged in relevant to the qualifications
  • Resume or vita
    Include job duties and dates of all professional employment.
  • Supplemental documents
    When you begin your application, you will be asked to complete additional forms related to your teaching experience. The application process will provide these documents and allow you to upload your responses. You will also need to meet with an advisor to receive the Coursework Contract and the Curriculum Check Sheet. You will then scan and upload these forms to your application.
  • In addition, please download these documents to include with your application:

    Contact Juliana Searle for more information.

  • Follow-up forms
    The following forms will be due upon acceptance into the Education Sciences-Teacher Licensure specialization. Once admitted, you will receive directions on how to submit these materials.
    • Background Check
    • Admission Agreement
    • A passing score on the PLACE or Praxis II exam

3 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Please select "Education and Human Resource Studies / Education Sciences (M.Ed.) - Distance".
    • Then select "Teacher Licensure" program option.

For any documents that cannot be uploaded, submit paper copies directly to the Office of Admissions at:
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

4Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript of all collegiate work completed from all institutions attended. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary)
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Selection Timeline
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Application reviews will begin after February 1. Admit decisions will be made approximately 3-6 weeks after application completion.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.