Many people with a bachelor’s, master’s, law or doctoral degree have an interest in teaching, but lack the necessary teaching credentials. These people may have years of experience in others fields which could have significant relevance in the classroom. In addition to having experience in a particular field, these people may have been parents, scout leaders, or sports coaches and realized that working with youth is more rewarding than the non-teaching career they had chosen. However, returning to college for a four-year teaching degree may not be an option. The NMPED licensure Alternative Licensure may be the right choice for those who completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-traditional teaching field and wishing to “fast-track” into teaching.
If you worked with a University as a professor or an administrator, we have opportunities for you, too. Look into our post-secondary experience opportunites to become a Prek-12 administrator or educator in a NM School district.