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School of Education Undergraduate Programs

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Virginia Padilla-Vigil, Ph.D.
Interim Dean

Victoria D. de Sanchez Teacher Education CenterTEC_Building8592Edit Phone: 505-454-3146
FAX: 505-454-3384


Mission Statement: 
The NMHU School of Education prepares teachers, counselors, and administrators for diverse and inclusive environments through excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Diversity, reflective practitioner, culturally inclusive, authentic settings, practice, knowledge, professionalism, leadership

School of Education Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts programs:

  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Elementary/Special Education Dual Major

Minors and Endorsements:

  • Secondary Education Minor
  • Reading Endorsement
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Bilingual/TESOL Minor/Endorsement


  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Gateways for Initial Licensure Programs
Initial programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree and making candidates eligible for a New Mexico teaching license include early childhood education, elementary education, special education, and secondary education, a program minor which must be combined with a content-area major.
Program progression is  monitored by three gateways that assess and guide students through the School of Education and teacher licensure. This process will initiate an in-school file for students as they matriculate in the School of Education.