Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admission

Full admission to the teacher licensure/degree program is a two-stage process.

In the first stage, students apply to the university and declare themselves as College of Education majors (Undergraduate Admissions). Students may then enroll in pre-professional education-related courses, but they are not yet considered to be teacher candidates.

The second stage requires formal admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).  The application requirements are in the links below:

Program Graduate Undergraduate
Early Childhood ECED TEP GR Packet ECED TEP UG Packet
Elementary Education ELEM TEP GR Packet ELEM TEP UG Packet
Secondary Education S ED TEP GR Packet S ED TEP UG Packet
Special Education SPED TEP GR Packet SPED TEP UG Packet

After admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP), students complete their coursework and apply to student teach.

Note: Effective January 2015 the NM PED changed from requiring the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) to the National Evaluation Systems Assessments (NES). More information about the NES and be found here.