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 new TPAL website.  The College of Education has recently merged the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership & Administration and the Special Education into a single School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership.

The website and supporting documents are undergoing revisions to update information and improve clarity. Programs are organized by level and degree.

Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Location

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

New Mexico State University
College of Education
School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership
MSC 3CUR
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
(575) 646-4820