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

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. There are three Divisions in the School of TPAL – the Division of Educational Foundations and STEM; the Division of Educational Leadership and Administration; and the Division of Educator Preparation.


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.