The UNM Department of Teacher Education supports educators at all stages of their careers to become qualified, competent and caring professionals in the diverse classrooms of New Mexico.
Aspiring teachers may seek initial teacher licensure in our Elementary Education or Secondary Education Programs. In addition to baccalaureate degrees with standard licensure, we also offer graduate students licensure within the M.A. with the Alternative Route to Licensure Programs.
Teaching practitioners who desire to refine or expand their practice in a structured academic program may enroll in the M.A. in Elementary Education or Secondary Education Program for Licensed Teachers. Our graduate programs of studies will help practicing teachers acquire or expand the knowledge, skills and leadership capacities needed for advancement within the NM Three-Tiered Teacher Licensure System. A graduate concentration in Mathematics, Science and Educational Technology is available in the M.A. in Elementary Education or Secondary Education.
Post-master’s degree candidates may pursue advanced studies in curriculum and instruction or teacher development in the Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Multicultural Teacher and Childhood Education. An Educational Specialist Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction is also available.