Teacher Education FAQs

What is the process for becoming a teacher as an undergraduate?

Learn more about the undergraduate applications process at our Program Application page, where you can view our Entry Level Advising presentation.

If I have a degree already, what are my options for becoming a teacher?

Our intensive Initial Teacher Licensure Graduate Program is available in elementary or secondary licensure to students holding a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. The intensive cohort begins each year in May and runs for 12 months. Some students may have leveling courses to complete prior to their admission into the Intensive ITL program. Learn more at our ITL Program page.

I am a teacher. What programs do you have that would benefit me?

We offer masters and graduate certificate programs to enrich and endorse teachers in different specialties, including Special Education, Teacher Leader, Administration, and more.

Is summer housing available for graduate students?

Yes! Once accepted into one of our graduate programs, you can apply for summer housing in your MAVzone account through the CMU Residence Life Department. On-campus summer housing is available and very affordable. Please let the Graduate Coordinator know of your summer housing needs as well.

Is fall/spring housing available for graduate students?

Unfortunately, not at this point on campus. But several local hotels have given discounts in the past to CMU graduate students if asked. Also, former students have found available and affordable local rooms on www.airbnb.com. Fall/Spring graduate housing must be sought after and found on your own and at your own risk.

What undergraduate GPA is required for admission to a graduate program?

The Center for Teacher Education requires an undergraduate overall GPA of a 3.0 or higher for admission to our graduate programs. If a student has a overall undergraduate GPA below 3.0, the graduate committee can decide to calculate the applicants last 60 credit hours and use that GPA for admission.

Can I transfer graduate classes into a graduate program? 

Yes, but a student can only transfer 9 credits and the classes cannot be from a finished degree or be a core class. 

What is the cost of a graduate degree at Colorado Mesa University?

View all tuition and fee rates.

Do you offer any fully online graduate programs? 

Not at this time.


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