The NMSU College of Education’s School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership (TPAL) is devoted to the preparation of master educators, administrators and leaders for public, private, and governmental institutions. Graduates are prepared to serve as teachers, directors of instruction and curriculum, subject matter specialists, supervisors of student teaching, educational leaders, and university professors.

Welcome to the School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership

If applying for the next cohorts of doctoral programs (C&I – online and face-to-face and ELA) for 2020 admission, please contact Denise Rodriguez-Strawn ( / 646-3593) and directly inform her. Due to issues with SLATE and Graduate School applications, we are asking you inform the Doctoral Programs Coordinator of your intent to apply so we can keep track of your/all applications in-house. Thank you.


We serve the State of New Mexico, borderlands and global communities with socially responsive scholarship, innovative programs, and collaborative initiatives in education that foster and enhance the capacity of educators and communities to advance equity, democracy, and social justice in education and society.


As a School within a land-grant and Hispanic Serving Institution, we support and advocate for equitable education for all, especially historically marginalized and multicultural/multilingual communities and students with exceptionalities. We accomplish this through teaching, scholarship, public service, the preparation of teachers and leaders, and collaborations across the disciplines and with our constituents.


The main office of the School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership (TPAL) at New Mexico State University is located in O’Donnell Hall, Suite 302.

New Mexico State University
College of Education
School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership
MSC 3TPAL, P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001

Phone: (575) 646-4820/(575) 646-3825