Jan 25, 2022  
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Career Technical Education Teaching, Certificate of Completion

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School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

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.

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Special Requirements

Students must complete a separate application process for the Career Technical Education Teacher program.

Application requirements include:

  • Career Technical Education Program Application
  • Submission of official transcript to CNM Records Office confirming highest certificate or degree from an accredited institution
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Verified work experience listing years of work in related occupational area

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career Opportunities

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.

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Program Requirements

  • Department Approval


Certificate of Completion in Career Technical Education Teaching 16 credit hours

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