The Career Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Certificate provides a pathway for CTE teachers to become eligible for a Secondary Vocational-Technical License from NMPED. This pathway to licensure allows students and industry professionals the opportunity to complete the 16 credit hours of college level work to meet licensure requirements in secondary vocational-technical education.
Upon successful admission to the Career Technical Education program candidates are eligible to apply for a Secondary Vocational Teaching License from the New Mexico Public Education Department. Teaching remains a high demand field in New Mexico and the starting salary for teachers in New Mexico public schools is $34,000. Within seven years of teaching, teachers can earn a base salary of $50,000.