Endorsements

All New Mexico licensed teachers are required to have at least one endorsement area to receive licensure in elementary, secondary, or special education. The College of Education and Technology offers the following endorsement programs recognized by the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED).

If you are working to complete a secondary education licensure with an endorsement area offered outside of the College of Education and Technology, such as Liberal Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts or Buisness, please seek advising in that department. After meeting with an advisor in your endorsement area, make an appointment with a faculty member in secondary education for additional information on professional education requirements.

Bilingual Education
  Minors

Elementary Education;
Secondary and K–12; or
Special Education K–12

  Advisors Geni Flores
Romelia Hurtado de Vivas
     
Early Childhood Education
  Major Elementary Education
  Advisors Diane Edwards
Francine Stuckey
     
Elementary Education
  Major Elementary Education
  Advisors

Jerry Everhart
Patricia Whitney
Gail Gruber
Kathleen Pittman
Mary Kallus

     
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  Minors Elementary Education;
Secondary and K–12; or
Special Education K–12
  Advisors Geni Flores
Romelia Hurtado de Vivas
     
Family and Consumer Sciences
  Major Secondary and K–12
  Minors Elementary Education; or
Secondary and K–12
  Advisors

Merlene Olmsted
Cherylann Dozier

     
Physical Education
  Major Secondary and K–12
  Minors Athletic Training
Coaching
Health Education
Physical Education
  Advisors Mary Drabbs
     
Reading
  Minor Elementary Education
  Advisors

Kathleen Donaldson
Mary Kallus

Doug Morris

     
Special Education
  Major Secondary and PreK–12
  Advisors

Kathie Good
Michael Shaughnessy
Rebecca Davis
Robin Wells

     
Vocational Agriculture
  Major Secondary and K–12
  Minor Secondary and K–12
  Advisors Michael O'Connor

 

Note: Second or additional endorsements may be requested through the NMPED Licensure Unit. Typically they include 24 hours in a recognized discipline with at least 12 hours being upper division courses.

If you are seeking to be highly qualified according to NCLB standards, please consult www.teachnm.org for specific details.