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Paid Student Teaching

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 2022 or Spring 2023.

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.

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Paid Student Teaching Participating Teacher Licensure Programs for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

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

Requirements to Receive Your Paid Student Teaching Stipend

The $10,450 stipend is funded by the State of New Mexico in House Bill 13 Legislation.

To receive this one-time, taxable stipend payment of $10,450, 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.

Stipend Payment Schedule

Fall 2022: If you are completing your final full-time student teaching semester in Fall 2022, you will receive your one-time, taxable $10,450 on or before September 1, 2022.

Spring 2023: If you are completing your final full-time student teaching semester in Spring 2023, you will receive your one-time, taxable $10,450 payment on or before January 15, 2023.


Funding SourcePotential $$DetailsContact

Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship (TPA)

Up to $3,000 per semester

Based on Financial Need

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

UNM Financial Aid*

Grow Your Own Teachers Scholarship (GYOT)

Up to $3,000 per semester

Based on Financial Need

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

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

UNM Financial Aid*

Nusenda Scholarship

Funding varies

Must have been an Educational Assistant in New Mexico for 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 Elementary & Secondary Education only. 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.

Must apply and be accepted to a District Partner Teacher Residency

Visit the COEHS DPTR Website

Paid Student Teaching

More information to come soon.

Must complete a full semester of clinical preparation.

Visit the COEHS DPTR Website


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.