Alternative Licensure Program-Elementary Education Certificate

Program Description

The Alternative Licensure Program is a 12-credit program with a supervised field experience component for participants who have completed a bachelor's degree (or higher level degree) and want to become a teacher at the elementary level (K-8th grade). The program provides students with the opportunity to prepare for certification (teacher licensure) to teach K-8th grade in the state of New Mexico. Future students should consult with a faculty member for acceptance into the program.

Career & Advancement Opportunities

Students receiveing a Certificate in Alternative Licensure in Elementary Education can apply for a full teaching license for Kindergarten through 8th grade in New Mexico through the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Special Requirements

Graduation Requirements


Professor Lynda Newman


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