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Initial Licensure Content Areas & Post-Licensure Added Endorsements

Western Colorado University is approved by the Colorado Department of Education to prepare students for licensure or added endorsement in the following content areas. All endorsements listed are available to students in the Licensure + MA in Education. However, some endorsements (marked with an asterisk *) are not available to students in Western’s B.A./B.S. degree programs.


Initial Licensure: Grades K-6
Elementary Education
Initial Licensure: Grades 7-12
Agriculture and Natural Resources*

Business and Marketing Education*

English Language Arts

Family and Consumer Sciences*



Social Studies

Technology Education*

Initial Licensure: Grades K-12
Drama Theater Arts*


Instructional Technology*


Physical Education

Visual Arts

World Language

Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21)*

Post-Licensure:  Added Endorsements*
Administrator License*

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education*

Mentor Teacher*

Principal License*

Reading Specialist* 

Reading Teacher*

Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21)*


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