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Migrant Education

Migrant Education 2022-06-28T07:23:22-06:00

New Mexico Public Education Department, Title I Part C, Migrant Education

Vision: To provide the best possible services and supports to migrant families in New Mexico.

Mission: To ensure schools provide the necessary educational programs and supports for highly mobile and migratory families by addressing their unique educational needs.

Purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP)

SEC. 1301.[20U.S.C. 639] PROGRAM PURPOSE

The purpose of this part are as follows:

(1) To assist States in supporting high-quality and comprehensive educational programs and services during the school and, as applicable, during summer or intersession periods, that address the unique educational needs of migration children.

(2) To ensure that migratory children who move among States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum. graduation requirements, and challenging State academic standards.

(3) To ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.

(4) To help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to succeed in school.

(5) To help migratory children benefit from State and Local systemic reforms.

Migrant Education Program Map


Contact Information for Regional Recruiters and Regions

Migrant Education Program Contact Information

New Mexico Migrant Education Program 2020-2021 Application


New Mexico Reports

MEP Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) for 2018-19 School Year

New Mexico Agriculture Report

U.S. Department of Education Guidance

Office of Migrant Education COE and ID&R Question and Answers (Q&As) (June 2017) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)Title I, Part C Regulations

U.S. Department of Education Office of Migrant Education

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title I, Part C Regulations, pg. 145

Resources for Districts and Schools

National Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Instructions

New Mexico Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Form

New Mexico Priority for Service

Migrant Education Program Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) Manual

Resources for Parents and Families

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an institution for higher education (IHE).

For more information on CAMP, please visit the links below to the participating campuses in the State of New Mexico.

NMSU College Assistance Migrant Program

UNM College Assistance Migrant Program

NNMC College Assistance Migrant Program

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migratory and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and, subsequently, to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training.
For more information on HEP please visit the links to the participating campuses in the State of New Mexico.

UNM High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

UNM HEP at Taos, NM

Three Rivers Education Foundation in Farmington, NM

Northern New Mexico College in Española, NM

NM MEP Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Presentation Espanol-English

For information on job training and job development visit:

HELP NM – National Farmworkers Jobs Program




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