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NM National Board-Certified Teacher Network

NM National Board-Certified Teacher Network 2024-07-02T09:20:59-06:00


The NMPED National Board Scholarship is available to educators who are licensed with the state of New Mexico. 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.



The SY24-25 application window is now closed. All application submissions are currently being reviewed. the SY25-26 application window will open in April 2025.

Questions? Email:

For eligibility requirements and general FAQs: NMPED SY24-25 FAQs (PDF)

Please keep in mind, one will be reimbursed once the scholarship has been awarded, and upon submission of proof of component completion (detailed instructions will be provided in the scholarship award letter). Reimbursement will only be covered for components that are purchased and completed between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025.



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



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 July 2, 2024