Program Description

ENMU's Secondary Education Alternative Licensure program is designed for you if you have at least a bachelor's degree and have successfully completed adequate coursework in a New Mexico secondary endorsement area (teaching field). This is a way you can become a licensed New Mexico teacher without going through a traditional undergraduate teacher preparation program. This program addresses all secondary entry-level competencies as approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the Graduate School.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.8 and 2.99 will be considered for "conditional admission; if accepted, applicants must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 with no grade less than a "B" during the first semester of enrollment.
  3. A letter of application to the program. The letter should specify the intended area of emphasis (Secondary Alt Licensure) and career goals. The letter should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  4. Copies of passing scores for the Praxis Core Academic Skills Licensure Exams in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics or verification of registration for the exams. Applicants with an existing teaching license should submit a photocopy of the license.

You can find more information about this process on our How to Apply page.

How to Apply

Program Highlights

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Alternative Licensure Program Cost, Financing and Completion Rates

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Required Coursework (18 hours)

Note: Degree information on this page is based on the 2018-20 Graduate Catalog.

CourseCredits
EDF 515 Theories of Learning and Motivation 3
EDF 530 Assessment 3
EDF 538 Instructional Design 3
SED 526 Diversity Issues in Education 3
RED 518 Content Area Literacy 3
SED 597 Internship*
Prerequisites: EDF 515, EDF 530, SED 526, RED 518, EDF 538 and pass all NES exams required for secondary education licensure
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*Internship can be completed only in an endorsement area for which you are qualified. You must submit evidence of successful completion of the National Evaluation Series (NES) exams required by the state of New Mexico for secondary education licensure. You must pass the following exams for successful completion of the program:

  • Essential Academic Skills I: Reading
  • Essential Academic Skills II: Writing
  • Essential Academic Skills III: Mathematics
  • Assessment of Professional Knowledge (Secondary)
  • Content Knowledge Assessment (specific test(s) dependent on New Mexico secondary endorsement area(s))

More Information About NES Exams

Career Pathways

  • New Mexico secondary teacher (grades 7 through 12)

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Graduate Coordinator

Rebecca Davis

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Professor of Special Education, ES Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 102

Phone: 575.562.4231

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