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NM National Board-Certified Teacher Network

NM National Board-Certified Teacher Network 2023-09-06T10:40:03-06:00


The NMPED National Board Scholarship is available to teachers. Through funding appropriated annually by the NM Legislature, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) is able to award up to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) in grants to eligible teachers who are seeking certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.



A teacher is eligible to apply if:

  • They are a resident of New Mexico (J1, J2, and H1B visa holders are not eligible); and
  • They hold a valid level 2 or level 3A NM teaching license; and
  • They are a full-time teacher of record at a New Mexico public school in the 2023-24 school year; and
  • They submit a letter of reference from their current principal.

The Department will prioritize awards for candidates seeking initial certification, in high needs areas, however a small amount may be set aside to support teachers who are in the process of renewing their certification.



Applications will be accepted from April 10, 2023 to June 27, 2023. Award notifications will be sent no later than July 31, 2023. Questions? Email:

NOTE: Due to some district security measures, applicants may need to access this form with their personal email (there is a space to enter work email).

Prior to completing the form, please review the NMPED FAQs.

Application window is closed for FY23-24


Scholarships are awarded annually. [Funding for scholarships is contingent on legislative funding.]

  • Awards for SY22-23 school year will be reimbursed for components paid for and completed prior to June 17, 2023.*

[Even if the NBCT extends their submission deadline for SY2022-23, the due date for reimbursement requests remains June 16, 2023.]



Congratulations to educators from across New Mexico who were awarded a scholarship to pursue their National Board Certification:



New Mexico National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) Network

8100 Wyoming Blvd., NE M4-346

Albuquerque, NM 87113




For all questions related to the New Mexico-National Board for Professional Teaching Standards scholarship opportunity, please email

Page last updated September 6, 2023