In order to teach in New Mexico, corps members must be able to obtain a valid Pre-Level One License. To that end, corps members must:
Most corps members teach with a Pre-Level One License for one year and then, provided they have fulfilled all coursework and testing requirements, receive the state’s Level One Provisional License. Coursework for licensure can be completed as early as the end of the first year of teaching depending on the university partner.
Through a two-year "master's plus licensure" partnership with the University of New Mexico in Gallup, corps members in the Four Corners end their commitment as fully certified New Mexico teachers, with many completing their master's degrees in education.
In the Four Corners, UNM-Gallup currently offers a two-years master's program and Western New Mexico University offers a three-year master's program.
If you have a teaching license from another state, you can apply for interstate reciprocity by providing a copy of your current license, teacher exam scores, transcripts from bachelor's degree and teacher preparation program, and a district letter verifying year(s) of teaching experience.
Yes, depending on placement.
A master's degree is required for elementary, but not for secondary.
Gallup, a city of more than 20,000, gains its richness from the intersection of its residents' cultures: Navajo, Pueblo, Mexican, and European descendants all call Gallup home. It is a place of contradiction, of beauty, and of honest dialogue. In Gallup, open-hearted generosity comes easily—you might be offered a joke at the counter in Maria's restaurant, or a wide smile by a man watching his grandson dance at the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in the mid-August shadows of Red Rock State Park. Every year, Gallup embraces our new corps members. Affordable apartments and homes are plentiful and rents are low. While technically a city, Gallup offers many small-town draws, including three movie theaters, great coffee shops, and a number of delicious restaurants. The community is also home to a Habitat for Humanity chapter, a farmer's market, and a yoga studio.