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Secondary Education, B.A. Ed & B.S.Ed.

Application Deadlines

Fall & Spring Semesters: February 1 for best consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed after this date.

Major: Secondary Education
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.Ed)

Department: Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
Program:Secondary Education

Apply to a Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Department Degree Program

Step by Step Process for the Undergraduate Secondary Licensure Program


Contact the College of Education & Human Sciences Advisement Center and make an appointment with a college academic advisor for an evaluation of courses taken and those needed for licensure and graduation. View advisement forms, at left, for your content specialty.

Make an appointment with a faculty advisor to review requirements for the teaching endorsement and to determine when professional education courses can be taken. Bring transcripts; unofficials can be used at this time. See advisement form for your content specialty.

Note: Faculty advisors are generally not available for advisement during semester breaks and the summer. See a college academic advisor in the COEHS Advisement Center if you need assistance during this time, or make an appointment with your faculty advisor when UNM is back in session.


Applicants need a minimum of 26 credit hrs. and a 2.75 overall GPA for admission to the College of Education & Human Sciences.

Register for the NES Essential Academic Skills (Subtests I, II, and III)  and have scores sent to the College of Education & Human Sciences Advisement Center. Students may submit an application without the NES scores if they will be taking the test after the application deadline. Students are granted provisional acceptance pending receipt of scores from the NES Exams.

Submit application by posted deadline.

Note: Students should retain a copy of the approved/signed advisement form that was filled out by the college academic advisor and their faculty advisor.


Applicants accepted to the program receive a letter from the Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Department within four weeks after submitting their application.

Field Experience Course Information

All students must attend the orientation meeting in April for students intending to start their licensure program in the Fall semester.  Students will receive information on courses and a checklist required for registration in EDUC 362 Teaching Experience I.

Note: There are two field experiences in the licensure program. In the Fall, students follow one class for the whole semester (pre student teaching) and in the Spring, they are at the school for the whole day (student teaching).


Students must pass the required two tests, NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary and the appropriate content specialty test found under the NES Secondary Assessments.  Complete the application for a teacher license from the Public Education Department from their website:

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.