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The New Mexico Public Education Department partners with educators, communities, and families to ensure that ALL students are healthy, secure in their identity, and holistically prepared for college, career, and life.
Students in New Mexico are engaged in a culturally and linguistically responsive educational system that meets the social, emotional, and academic needs of ALL students.
RECRUITMENT: To recruit more teachers statewide that represent the diversity of our student populations.
PREPARATION: The NMPED promotes and supports innovative teacher education programs that ensure the diversity of the teaching profession in New Mexico while filling high-need teaching positions in the state in approved teacher preparation programs at New Mexico public post-secondary educational institutions and tribal colleges.
RETENTION: To acknowledge teachers as professionals and provide lifelong professional development and opportunities to grow and learn.
SUSTAINABILITY: To improve long-term sustainability of the teacher workforce, and lead to greater teacher retention and higher job satisfaction.