Program Description

ENMU's Secondary Education Alternative Licensure program is designed for you if you have at least a bachelor's degree and have successfully completed adequate coursework in a New Mexico secondary endorsement area (teaching field). This is a way you can become a licensed New Mexico teacher without going through a traditional undergraduate teacher preparation program. This program addresses all secondary entry-level competencies as approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Program Highlights

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Alternative Licensure Program Cost, Financing and Completion Rates

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Required Coursework (18 hours)


EDF 515 Theories of Learning and Motivation


EDF 530 Assessment

EDF 538 Instructional Design 3
SED 526 Diversity Issues in Education 3
RED 518 Content Area Literacy 3
SED 597 Internship*
Prerequisites: EDF 515, EDF 530, SED 526, RED 518, EDF 538 and pass all NES exams required for secondary education licensure
Total Credit Hours 18

*Internship can be completed only in an endorsement area for which you are qualified. You must submit evidence of successful completion of the National Evaluation Series (NES) exams required by the state of New Mexico for secondary education licensure. You must pass the following exams for successful completion of the program:

  • Essential Academic Skills I: Reading
  • Essential Academic Skills II: Writing
  • Essential Academic Skills III: Mathematics
  • Assessment of Professional Knowledge (Secondary)
  • Content Knowledge Assessment (specific test(s) dependent on New Mexico secondary endorsement area(s))

More Information About NES Exams

Career Pathways

  • New Mexico secondary teacher (grades 7 through 12)

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Graduate Coordinator

Mark Viner

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Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, C&I Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 136

Phone: 575.562.2538


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