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Teacher Education Accreditation

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Alternative Licensure Programs, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education are approved by New Mexico Public Education Department’s Professional Practices and Standards Committee (PPSC; most recent approval-June 2020) and nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE- 2016). The programs are eligible for review by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2023. The new accrediting agency for educator licensure programs is the result of the consolidation of NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).  The 2013 CAEP Initial-Level Standards include Standard 1: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge, Standard 2: Clinical Partnerships and Practice, Standard 3: Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity, Standard 4: Program Impact, and Standard 5: Provider Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Capacity.

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education program was added to NNMC’s education program offerings after the last NCATE 2016 accreditation visit. The new program is currently approved by the PPSC (most recent approval- June 2020).

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.