Department of Teacher Education
The Department of Teacher Education supports teachers at all stages of their careers to become qualified, competent and caring professionals in the diverse classrooms of New Mexico. Whether you are a prospective student interested in a career in teaching or an experienced teacher seeking to enhance your classroom practice, you will find a pathway in one of our programs to professional growth and excellence.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you move forward with your professional teaching goals.
Cheryl Torrez, Ph.D.
Interim Department Chairperson
Apply to a Teacher Education Department Degree Program
Applications for all B.A., B.S., and M.A. programs are being accepted online only. Applicants will have the ability to access and complete all application materials in a centralized, online location that is available 24/7.
Interested applicants can click the links below to access the degree programs offered by the Teacher Education Department. From there, you can download the PDF application instructions specific to the program you are interested in applying to. These instructions will provide you with a comprehensive guide to all requirements, information, and supplemental materials needed to apply, as well as the link to the online application website.
Have questions? Visit the new Center for Student Success Support Desk in Travelstead Hall for one-on-one assistance with program applications, scholarship applications, COE student services, and more. To learn more about services available through the Support Desk, please send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, visit coecss.zendesk.com, or stop by the Support Desk in Travelstead Hall.
The Elementary Education Program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. These degrees contain components for licensure as an elementary educator in the State of New Mexico.
The Secondary Education Program offers licensure programs at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as MA programs for experienced teachers.
The Ph.D. in Multicultural Teacher and Childhood Education is offered in the Department of Teacher Education. This degree provides for the study of teaching and curriculum and instruction in multicultural settings.