Secondary Alternative Licensure

The College of Education at New Mexico State University has developed a secondary alternative licensure process for persons who hold at least a baccalaureate degree, but have not completed a traditional educator preparation program. In order to qualify for the Secondary Alternative Licensure Process at New Mexico State University, a candidate must have a contract with a New Mexico district and have a job teaching in a middle or high school in grades 7 – 12.

The course work for the alternative license is comprised of 18 post-baccalaureate semester hours and can be completed in a single year. The courses are 3 credit hours each and are listed as follows:
SPED 500 Special Education for Regular Educators
RDG 514 Content Area Literacy
EDUC 515 Multicultural Education
EDUC 518 Technology and Pedagogy
EDUC 575 Contemporary Issues in Education
EDUC 56_ Methods of Teaching Secondary __________

Candidates who complete the alternative program at New Mexico State University, and meet all other state requirements (pass all state licensure exams, etc.), can be licensed in New Mexico only. For further information please contact the Department of Curriculum & Instruction 575 646-4820.