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Alternative Administrator License (Pre K-12)

Alternative Administrator License (Pre K-12) 2023-08-13T15:06:10-06:00

An applicant with a post-baccalaureate degree and at least 6 years of administrator experience at the post-secondary level is issued a 1-year non-renewable internship license. To receive a standard license, the applicant must complete an internship of at least one full year (160 instructional days) while holding the internship license and working as an administrator.

Initial License

  • $150 (non-refundable) fee,  and
  • Alternative Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Official sealed transcripts of master’s degree or doctoral degree in a field outside education; and
  • Holds a level 2 or level 3 teaching license; and
  • A letter verifying a minimum of 6 or more full school years (Defined as a minimum of 160 days) of administrative experience (i.e., Dean, President, or Vice-President) at the post-secondary level. Verification of experience should be provided by the human resource department of institution on an institution letterhead.
  • Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Post-Secondary Experience Form

Alternative Administrator NMAC Code

Renewal License

  • If your level 1 alternative license has expired, and you did not work as a classroom teacher on your alternative license, you can submit for a one time renewal. We will renew your license for the year(s) you did not work your license. Submit the following:
  • $150 (non-refundable) fee,  and
  • Alternative Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  •  Notarized form for extension.
    • If educator does not have additional valid licenses on file, then must register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Notarized Extension Request Form

Alternative Administrator NMAC Code

Upon completion of the program, the candidate must submit the following documents to obtain full licensure:

Delay of application:

  • Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list.
  • If your license(s) has expired (and you do not have additional valid licenses on file), and your background was completed 24 months or more, you will need to complete a new background for Teacher Licensure. School Employment backgrounds will not be accepted.

NMPED Correspondence with Educators:

  • Consultants correspond by email; please check your spam/junk folder.

All fees submitted are non-refundable



Page last updated August 13, 2023