Alternative Licensure

NM offers a nonrenewable, 2-year license granted to allow a person to simultaneously teach, complete face-to- face courses or online courses at an approved university or community college. The Alternative Educator Prep Program is a focused state-accredited post-baccalaureate program for obtaining your New Mexico Level 1 teaching license.

The College of Education at New Mexico State University provides a New Mexico Public Education Department approved alternative licensure program for persons who hold at least a baccalaureate degree, but have not completed a traditional educator preparation program.

For additional information about Alternative Licensure, contact Dr. Cecilia Hernandez; 575-646-1256 or

Alternative Licensure Programs:

Additional information about Licensure in the State of New Mexico see State of New Mexico Department of Education Licensure Information Program.