Alternative Licensure Programs (ALP)

The College of Education is accredited by the New Mexico Public Education Department. These Alternative Licensure programs of study lead to teacher licensure for individuals who already hold a degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate) from a regionally accredited college or university.

Teacher candidates can choose from one of the following courses of study:

Elementary Education (K-8th grades) work in diverse educational settings in grades kindergarten through eight. ALP Elementary Education (Cert) Gainful Employment Disclosure 2014-16

Secondary Education (7th-12th grades) work in diverse educational settings in grades seven through twelve. ALP Secondary  Education (Cert) Gainful Employment Disclosure 2014-16

Special Education (K-12th grades) work with students with special needs and acquire strategies that are effective for all learners in grades kindergarten through twelve. ALP Special  Education (Cert) Gainful Employment Disclosure 2014-16

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