Teaching Here

Teaching Here

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Cost Of Living


Average starting salary is $34,000




University of New Mexico and Western New Mexico University (Optional two or three year program)


One year

Subjects And Grade Levels

  • Elementary
  • Science
  • English
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Bilingual (Southern New Mexico only)

Regional Expenses

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What's Left Over
Ongoing Certification Costs
You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
One Time Summer Start Up Costs
Estimated Start Up and Certification Costs

Certification Information

Common Certification Questions

Coursework for licensure can be completed as early as the end of the first year of teaching depending on the university partner.

A master's degree is required for elementary, but not for secondary.

University of New Mexico (main partner), Western New Mexico University, Santa Fe Community College, Rio Salado College (Arizona)