Welcome to the Site for

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy (TEELP) at UNM-Gallup


Site for Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy at UNM-Gallup


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.


Current Students

Find Employment Opportunities and Starting Salaries

Employment Opportunities

There is high demand for graduates in teaching and deep shortages. In the fields of math and science, teachers are almost guaranteed a job.

- Teacher Shortages: Trends, Projections, and What Experts Say
- The Facts — and Fictions — About Teacher Shortages

Starting Salaries

New Mexico Average Starting Teacher Salary $31,960

Future Students

Discover Why we are special

Why we are special

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.

Education Program Students


Samanta Vicenti

"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

What will you learn?

Elementary Education Program

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

Secondary 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

Educational Leadership 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

Doctoral Degrees and Post Master's Certificates

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

Site Coord

Contact us. We are here to help.

Maria Winfield

Dr. Maria Inez Winfield

UNM-Gallup Site Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

(505) 863.75.33
Calvin Hall #223