- Early Childhood Multicultural Education
- Elementary Education
- Elementary Education Certificate
- Secondary Education Minor/Certificate
- Reading Endorsement/Emphasis
- English as a Second Language Endorsement
- Bilingual /Tesol Minor/Endorsement
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.
The following describe 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.
Emily Williams, PhD., Assistant Professor Special Education, Department Chair Special Education and Teacher Education
She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education (Language Arts) from Ottawa University, a Masters of Arts in Special Education from the University of Florida, an Ed. S. in School Psychology and a Ph. D. in Special Education from New Mexico State University. As a k-12 educator in Florida and New Mexico in General and Special Education and served as a school psychologist for several years. Her research interests include teaching efficacy, parents and families of children with disabilities, online education, and Autism based disorders.
Jeremiah Cronin, PhD., Assistant Professor
Michael Immerman, PhD., Associate Professor (General and Secondary Education)
Teaching – Michael is involved in the undergraduate teacher preparation program ranging from the Introduction to Teaching offerings to Evaluation & Assessment, and Theories of Secondary Education.
Research – Michael is involved in creating a model of pre service teaching apprehensions and potential areas of concern pre and post the student teaching experience.
Service – Michael currently is a Board Member for the Las Vegas Rio Gallinas Charter School. He is active on several university committees including: (a) The Center for Teaching Excellence Board, and (b) The Faculty Senate Budget Committee.
Taik Kim, PhD., Associate Professor
Shirley A. Meckes, PhD., Assistant Professor
Dr. Meckes owned and operated a pre-school (including a certified Kindergarten) for over 2 decades in the state of RI. She also conducted extensive research on the effect of using the computer as a learning tool in a Kindergarten classroom and is currently in the progress of writing a paper on the “Collapse of Cursive Writing”.
Carolyn Newman, PhD., Professor
Dr. Newman is a professor of early childhood education and has more than 14 years in teaching in P-K, kindergarten, bilingual Grade 1, early childhood special education, and 6 ½ years as a primary school principal. Dr. Newman is interested in international education and has coordinated NMHU student study abroad experiences in Spain and Mexico. She serves on several early childhood education advisory boards in the state.