Homecoming September 13 - September 22

Alternative Teacher Certification

Degrees Offered

If you’re the type of person who inspires others and likes to make a positive impact, education is a great career choice. For more than a century, New Mexico Highlands University has been the school of choice for generations of students wishing to pursue a teaching career. Our program provides a solid foundation in the latest education methods and hands-on classroom experience. We also offer a range of specialized majors in minors – early childhood multicultural education, elementary education, special education, secondary education, bilingual education, and ESL – to accommodate students’ passions.

For more information about the program, contact Lexi Miles at (505) 891-6902 or Ronnette Ortiz at (505) 891-6932.


Alternative Teacher Certification


Graduate course catalog: Alternative Certificate Program

Graduate students are assigned to a faculty adviser within their area of study. The faculty adviser will help the student complete a program of study to satisfy the specific course requirements within their area, outlined in the Graduate Catalog.  The courses listed must satisfy the course requirements prescribed in the catalog of record. The academic adviser will provide guidance in completing your program of study.

Important Dates

  • 19


    Homecoming Edible Book Festival

  • 20


    Homecoming President's Coffee


Graduates of the NMHU Alternative Teacher Certification program can be found in the following occupations:

  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Preschool and Childcare Center Director

Faculty & Staff

Alternative Teacher Certification

Faculty & Staff


We immerse our students in authentic academic and professional settings, providing them with opportunities to bridge theory and practice and to engage in critical reflection that informs action.