Find Campus and Online New Mexico Teaching Degree Programs

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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In addition completing a bachelor's degree or teaching preparation program, New Mexico teachers must also complete an additional amount of credit hours depending on the field. For instance, teachers in elementary schools must complete, in addition to student teaching, 30-36 credit hours in elementary education. Of these hours, six must be in reading and 24 in specific subject content.

New Mexico has many colleges and universities where students can meet the state's requirements or earn additional certifications.

  • 1 teaching programs in New Mexico accredited by CAEP
  • Consider an Online Bachelors, as there are 0 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • Consider an Online M.Ed., as there are 0 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in New Mexico

The most direct means of fulfilling the requirements to become a New Mexico teacher is earning a Bachelor's or Master's degree. It must be obtained from a regionally accredited university or college and include a teacher education program approved by the state.

Requirements to Teach in New Mexico

The aforementioned path is the traditional licensure pathway. All applicants are required to take the New Mexico Teacher Assessments to be certified. It includes the Essential Academic Skills subtests I, II, and III and grade-level specific and professional knowledge exams.

The grade-level specific exams vary according to the subjects and grade-level endorsements being sought. Individuals applying for their initial certification or adding endorsements are required to take appropriate NMTA exams. State law requires those applying for teacher certification to submit to a federal and state background check based on fingerprints.

Newly-licensed teachers are issued Level I certification for Provisional Teachers. Level II is reached by completing a Professional Development Plan, a mentoring program, and a minimum of three years experience with 'Effective' or above ratings. Completion of a Master's degree and three 'Effective' or better yearly evaluations at Level II earns a Level III licensure.

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School Level Program Admissions

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
View more online teaching programs currently accepting applicants.

Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

The New Mexico Higher Education Department is the sanctioned authority in charge of New Mexico's financial aid for college. The Department is the best means of navigating the sea of options available. Students with economic needs are eligible for grants and scholarships.

The applicant begins by filling out the FAFSA. It gives access to a large number of scholarships, grants, and loans available to New Mexico students. Factors taken into consideration are the intended major, family income, choice of college, and GPA.

The Legislative Lottery Success Scholarships provide thousands of students with funding for a college education. Students have to be New Mexico residents that are enrolled in a college or university in New Mexico with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Total tuition funding is determined in the first semester and begins in the second semester. There are many other sources of financing. New Mexico has a hub of opportunities.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

The following requirements have to be satisfied to become eligible for in-state tuition.

  • Student must reside in New Mexico for the 12 consecutive months preceding the term of the request.
  • Be financially independent
  • Sign a declaration of intent that relinquishes residency in another state and establishes it in New Mexico
  • Overt acts that support intent to permanently establish residency in New Mexico

Financial independence is based on the previous year tax return. Those under 23 must have copies of parents' or guardians' tax form showing the student was not claimed as a dependent. Overt acts that provide evidence of residency include two of the following.

  • Parents' or guardians' tax returns from the previous year
  • High school transcript that confirms attendance in the past 12 months
  • New Mexico ID or driver's license
  • Proof of New Mexico income tax payment
  • Evidence of New Mexico employment
  • Vehicle registration
  • Voter registration
  • Rental agreement
  • Utility bills in the applicant's name
  • Other evidence that reasonably supports intent to establish residency
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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in New Mexico

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces
CAEP
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP

Online Teaching Degrees in New Mexico

Several online master degrees can be earned at Eastern New Mexico University including master of education administration, elementary education, physical education, reading and literacy, career and technical education, secondary education and special education. The secondary and special education programs come in both a licensed and an alternative license version.

New Mexico State University offers an online Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum & Instruction with emphasis on early childhood education. Early technology and learning technologies area also majors available in NMSU’s online programs. They also offer a couple of online M.A.T. programs. The University of New Mexico also has several online teaching programs.

New Mexico Teacher Certification & Specializations

In addition to having an alternative licensure program, Eastern New Mexico University offers certification programs in early childhood education, elementary education, career and technical education, physical education and special education. New Mexico State University offers an undergraduate elementary education certification program.

The University of New Mexico offers graduate certification programs in special education specialist; curriculum and instruction; and educational leadership. These programs are for students who want to advance their education beyond the master’s degree but don’t wish to pursue doctoral degrees.

Master’s in Education Degrees

Eastern New Mexico University offers master degrees in bilingual education, educational administration, educational technology, career and technical education, pedagogy and learning, educational technology and elementary education as well as several minors. New Mexico Highlands University offers master degrees in education, curriculum and instruction, special education and educational leadership. These graduate programs also offer several areas of concentration. For instance NMHU’s curriculum and instruction major offers emphasis areas in technology education, life science, English, reading, early childhood education and mathematics to name a few.

New Mexico State University offers several graduate programs with majors in education, curriculum & instruction, and teaching as well as areas of concentration. The University of New Mexico offers master degree programs in health education, physical education, elementary education, secondary education and educational leadership. These programs are ideal licensed teachers who want to advance education and obtain additional certifications and licenses.