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2013 - 2014 CNM Catalog April 2013, Volume 46 
2013 - 2014 CNM Catalog April 2013, Volume 46 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

ATL-Elementary Education, Post Degree Certificate of Completion

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Getting Started


CNM offers a state-accredited program based on The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for Alternative Teacher Licensure  with certificates in, Elementary Education , Secondary Education , and Special Education . For students currently in the Alternative Teacher Licensure Program or licensed teachers, CNM offers coursework that can be applied to endorsements in Gifted Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Bilingual Education.

Special Requirements

Students must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher to be admitted to the Program.

Students must complete an application process administered through the Coordinated Program Entry Office and be selected to enter this program.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Employment Information

Upon successful completion of this certificate program and required state exams, candidates are eligible to apply for a Level I Provisional Teaching License. Teaching remains a high demand field in New Mexico, especially in the areas of bilingual elementary, secondary (math or science), and special education. The starting salary for teachers in New Mexico public schools is $30,000. Within seven years of teaching, teachers can earn a base salary of $50,000.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam, scores  or specific course work.

Program Requirements

This program’s first term courses are offered fall term and spring term only. This may delay a student’s program start date. Please check with an academic advisor for more information.

Alternative Teacher Licensure, Certificate of Completion in Elementary Education 21 credit hour(s)

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