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Paid Student Teaching

Paid Student Teaching will be available for full-time student teachers for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.

The State of New Mexico Legislature has provided funding for a $12,000 stipend awarded to all teacher candidates completing their final semester of full-time student teaching in either Fall 2023 or Spring 2024.

UNM is currently waiting to receive these funds from the State. Once we have secured these funds, you will receive an email communication to “request” this $12,000 stipend for your full-time student teaching semester in Spring 2024. This email will include a link to complete your request. You must complete the request by the deadline in order to receive these funds.

Your Cooperating Teacher is also eligible to receive a $1000 stipend for mentoring you during your full-time student teaching semester. Your Cooperating Teacher will receive an email from UNM about how to register to receive these funds.
You must register to receive your Paid Student Teaching stipend for your Cooperating Teacher to receive this funding. However, if this funding will impact other loans, aid, child support, or any other support, you can “opt out” of the funding and your Cooperating Teacher can still receive these funds.

*Note: If you are a Dual Licensure student in Special Education and Elementary Education and will be completing your full-time student teaching in BOTH Fall AND Spring, you are eligible to receive this stipend for EACH semester.

What is Paid Student Teaching?

Paid Student Teaching is a one-time stipend payment available for all teacher licensure students who are completing their final full-time student teaching semester in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024.

This stipend may be used at your discretion for any of your financial needs. There are no restrictions on how you must spend this funding.

We do not know when this funding will become available. Please do not make any drastic financial decisions based on receiving this funding, as it may not arrive until the late part of each semester.

Request for Paid Student Teaching Funding


Dear COEHS Teacher Candidate:

All students on track to complete their full-time (5 days per week, for the full teacher day) field experience for student teaching in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 are  eligible for Paid Student Teaching funding.

Paid Student Teaching funding is $12,000 provided by the State of New Mexico Legislature to support you during your full-time student teaching semester. Once we receive this funding from the State, we will send all students completing their final semester of full-time student teaching in Spring 2024 a link to officially request these funds. We do not yet know the timing these funds will be available, but for Spring teacher candidates, we anticipate being able to provide the full funding amount of $12,000 by the end of January 2024. Please know this date is not guaranteed.

Teacher candidates are under no obligation regarding teaching employment to receive this funding. For example, student teachers do not have to teach a certain number of years in New Mexico to be paid as a student teacher.

PAID STUDENT TEACHING GUIDELINES

Teacher Candidates MAY receive Paid Student Teaching funding IF:

  1. You will be completing your full-time student teaching semester in Spring 2024.
  2. You are an Educational Assistant and a full-time student teacher.
  3. You are a long-term substitute teacher and a full-time student teacher.

Teacher Candidates MAY NOT receive Paid Student Teaching funding IF:

  1. You are a full-time teacher-of-record teaching on an Alternative Teaching License.
  2. You are a teacher resident.

Dual Licensure teacher candidates may receive funding for each of their full-time student teaching semesters—for both Fall and Spring. Please note that Dual Licensure teacher candidates must complete the “request for funding” twice, once for each semester.

Be sure to consider the impact this taxable funding may have on other financial supports: financial aid, scholarships, child support, subsidized housing, etc.

Cooperating Teacher Funding: Each Cooperating Teacher mentoring a Paid Student Teacher is eligible to receive $1000 at the completion of the final full-time student teaching semester for the time spent in mentoring and supporting their teacher candidate. Even if the teacher candidate is opting out of this funding for reasons listed above, please consider completing the “request” so the Cooperating Teacher can receive the $1000.

Teacher candidates will receive an email for a link to officially request this funding. If any teacher candidate has any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Marjori Krebs, Director of Residencies, at coehsdr@unm.edu.

Sincerely,

Marjori Krebs
Director of Residencies
coehsdr@unm.edu

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Paid Student Teaching Participating Teacher Licensure Programs for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Requirements to Receive Your Paid Student Teaching Stipend

The $12,000 stipend is funded by the State of New Mexico in House Bill 2 Legislation.

To receive this one-time, taxable stipend payment of $12,000, you must complete the Request for Paid Student Teaching Funding form.

All applications will be reviewed to ensure students are completing their final semesters of student teaching during the requested payment semester.


Funding SourcePotential $$DetailsContact

Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship (TPA)

Up to $6,000 per year over 2 semesters (Summer funding already expended)

Funding only for “unmet financial need” as determined by FAFSA application

(Pending State Funding)

UNM Financial Aid*

Grow Your Own Teachers Scholarship (GYOT)

Up to $3,000 per semester

Must have been an Educational Assistant in New Mexico for a minimum of 2 years

(Pending State Funding)

UNM Financial Aid*

TEACH Grant

Up to $4,000 per year

Must agree to teach in a high-need subject area in a high-need school for a minimum of 4 years

UNM Financial Aid*

New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship

Tuition funding

For Undergraduates only for up to 7 semesters.

UNM Financial Aid*

Opportunity Scholarship

Tuition and fees

For Undergraduates only—1st Degree

UNM Financial Aid*

Nusenda Scholarship

Funding varies

For Educational Assistants in Albuquerque Public Schools who have served a minimum of 2 years.

APS Education Foundation: Nusenda Credit Union Scholarship

New Mexico Workforce Connection

Tuition, fees, testing fees, books, etc.

For Graduate Licensure students in Early Childhood, Special Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education. Must be financially eligible.

Call Workforce Connection at 505-843-1907 to meet with a case

District Partner Teacher Residency (DPTR)

$35,000 stipend for 1 full year of clinical preparation. Depending on annual funding by the State of New Mexico.

Must a) apply to a District Partner Teacher Residency, b) complete a full year of clinical preparation, c) must agree to teach in your district for another 3 years.

Visit the COEHS DPTR Website

Paid Student Teaching

~$10,000 stipend full-time student teaching semester. Depending on annual funding by the State of New Mexico.

Must be participating in full-time (5 days per week) student teaching.

Visit the COEHS Paid Student Teachingwebsite and complete the application


Questions?  Email Dr. Marjori Krebs at coehsrp@unm.edu

Note: Information is subject to change.


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Professional Licensure Disclosure

Our program has determined it meets professional licensure requirements in the state of New Mexico. It has not determined it meets professional licensure requirements in any other state.