TO: Applicants to the Teacher Education Program
FROM: Dr. Blanca Araujo, Director of Teacher Education Program (TEP)
We value your interest in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at New Mexico State University. All students who wish to complete a teaching degree must be admitted to the TEP. The College of Education (COE) has instituted a competitive TEP admission process that continues to ensure quality students become prepared teacher candidates. It is required that you submit a professional electronic portfolio as your application to the Teacher Education Program, which will be reviewed by the College of Education TEP faculty.
Education is a rewarding and challenging profession, and the faculty and staff of the college are eager to help you meet your goals. The minimum cumulative GPA and Essential Academic Skills test scores are necessary standards to be considered for admission to the TEP but do not ensure admission to the TEP. A student who, in the professional judgment of the committee, does not present a professional portfolio can be denied admission. Therefore, the applicant is encouraged to achieve the highest possible cumulative GPA and develop a strong student portfolio as outlined in the appropriate packet.
Please read these information sheets carefully. It is important that you follow the TEP portfolio instructions described on the packet. Fully complete your portfolio and submit to the College of Education by the appropriate deadline. Portfolios that are incomplete or received past the due date will need to be resubmitted the following semester.
You must submit all information and documents at the same time, so please have your PDF documents ready before you proceed to submit your packet.
Minimum Criteria to Submit TEP Portfolio:
|Undergraduate Criteria||Graduate Criteria|
Note: A Google Account is needed to use the online submission portal (Instructions: Creating a Google Account for TEP).
Do you think you are ready to submit? Use this TEP Submission Checklist to make sure you have everything ready to go.
The TEP Online Portfolio:
The Teacher Education Program Directors will review online portfolios two times a year, in the Fall and Spring. Given that you have met the criteria above, upload your completed portfolio to the Teacher Education Program portal (use button below) no later than noon (MST) on:
- 3rd Friday in September for the Fall,
- 3rd Friday in February for the Spring,
Confirm exact date by contacting the Teacher Education Program office at the beginning of each semester (646-2669).
Required Items for Portfolio Submission:
- Personal Information – Name, Aggie ID, NMSU email, phone number
- Resume – File Upload
- Letter of Intent – File Upload
- Academic Information – Program Area, degree, GPA
- Transcripts – File Upload
- Degree Check (Undergraduate) or Program of Study (Graduate) – File Upload
- NES Scores & Score Reports – File Uploads
- Contact information for 4 Recommenders – Name & email address for recommenders