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Teacher Residency Program

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) is committed to building a teacher preparation ecosystem that will address staffing turnover and shortages by

  • increasing teacher diversity
  • strengthening instruction during clinical practice placements
  • addressing educational inequities across the state, including the documented equity gaps that Yazzie/Martinez established as the state’s responsibility to remedy
  • ensuring new teachers are prepared for their complex yet rewarding jobs as teachers before being hired as teachers of record

The Department of Teacher Education (DTE) at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is committed to their partnership with NMPED and District partners in providing targeted support to teacher residency candidates over a two-semester placement with a master teacher in a co-teaching relationship. The working relationship will provide intentional scheduling to progressively increase in classroom responsibilities and activities that include, but are not limited to observations, teaching, lesson planning, classroom preparation, attend meetings, and trainings.

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.