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Alternative Teacher Certification

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 and 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:

Dr. Becky Kappus, Director of the ATCP, 505-891-6906 or beckykappus@nmhu.edu.

Shannalee Henry, Administrative Assistant, 505 891- 6932 or shannalee@nmhu.edu

Graduate Catalog: Alternative Teaching Certificate

Graduate admission requirements

Graduate Coordinator:
Becky Kappus, Ph.D.
Director of Alternative Licensure
School of Education
New Mexico Highlands University
505-454-3535

Requirements:

Transcripts from all previously attended regionally accredited institutions (3.0 GPA or higher). We will consider those who do not meet the GPA requirement.

Deadlines:

Fall term: August 1st

Spring term: January 4th

Admit for fall and spring terms

Transcripts from all previously attended regionally accredited institutions (3.0 GPA or higher). We will consider those who do not meet the GPA requirement.

Fall term: August 1st

Spring term: January 4th

Becky Kappus, Ph.D.
Director of Alternative Licensure
School of Education
New Mexico Highlands University
505-454-3535

Our Mission

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.

Faculty and Staff

Becky Kappus, Ph.D.

DIRECTOR OF ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE

beckykappus@nmhu.edu

P: 505-454-3535

John Lopez, M.A.

UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR

johnlopez@nmhu.edu

Patricia Jimenez-Latham, Ed.D.

UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR

palatham@nmhu.edu

Jessica White, Ed.D.

UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR

jessicawhite@nmhu.edu

Kim Lanoy-Sandoval, Ed.D.

UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR

klsandoval@nmhu.edu