Welcome to the Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy (TEELP). The department prepares students to become qualified teachers, effective leaders, change agents and academic researchers in the diverse schools and universities of New Mexico. TEELP offers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educational degree programs that prepare graduates to be teachers, principals and educational leaders who make a difference.
We look forward to helping you advance your goals as a 21st century educational professional.
Dr. Trenia L. Walker
Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
There is high demand for graduates in teaching and deep shortages. In the fields of math and science, teachers are almost guaranteed a job.
New Mexico Average Starting Teacher Salary $31,960
UNM has an on-site program coordinator in Gallup who is authentically involved in facilitating the advancement of teachers as they begin and advance teaching, educational and career goals. At the Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy office at UNM Gallup, a major goal is supporting Education in the local area in which it is situated.
"Never have I had such an educator that goes out of her way to make a student feel important and well taken care of."
- Samatha Vicenti / 3rd Semester
The Elementary Education Program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Some degrees contain components for licensure as an elementary educator in the State of New Mexico. Graduate degrees for practicing teachers and for those seeking K-8 licensure are also available.
The program strives to prepare and support the very best teachers for all of New Mexico’s children; and is enriched by the diverse, contrastive linguistic and cultural communities of the region.
- UNM College of Education - Elementary Education Program
The Secondary Education Program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees for students seeking a teaching license (grades 7-12) and experienced teachers interested in a scholarly study of their practice.
- UNM College of Education - Secondary Education Program
The degree and certificate programs in Educational Leadership are designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership positions in complex educational organizations at successively higher levels of responsibility.
- Degree Program: Educational Leadership, M.A.
- Degree Program: Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
- Degree Program: Educational Leadership, Ed.S. Certificate
We offer a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education.
- UNM College of Education - Teacher Education Doctoral Degrees and Post-Master's Certificates
- Overview of Master of Arts Degree Pathways in Elementary or Secondary Education
UNM-Gallup Site Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
Calvin Hall #223