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Growing Educators for Native American Communities

How to Apply to the Program.

Frequently asked questions about the GENAC Program.

The ATL Program Candidate Information packet which outlines candidate qualifications, program expectations, NMTA testing requirements, required coursework, and other related program information.

Information Sessions are be held Smith Brasher Hall (SB) room 100 at CNM’s Main campus from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Candidates for the Alternative Teacher Licensure Program are strongly encouraged to attend an information session prior to the application deadline for which one is applying.  RSVP is not required.

During an Information Session, candidates will obtain vital information regarding the program as well as information on the application and screening process.

GENAC — Learn. Teach. Serve. Lead.

Growing Educators for Native American Communities (GENAC) is a unique partnership between the Native American Community Academy (NACA) and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM).  The purpose of GENAC is to recruit and prepare Native and non-Native individuals to work effectively as educators in New Mexico's Native American communities.  participants will integrate knowledge of indigenous perspectives with developing skills in relationship-building with students and their communities, critically reflective practice, curriculum, and teaching methodologies.

Growing Educators for Native American CommunitiesGENAC is a post baccalaureate alternative teacher education program, grounded in the belief that Native Children deserve an education that is rooted in their culture, delivered in accordance with indigenous epistemology, and preparatory for leadership in Native communities in the 21st Century.

Participants complete 6-7 courses (18 credit hours for Secondary Education /21 for Elementary) and engage in supervised field experience, while developing relationships with colleagues, families and students in their communities.

For more information please contact Meredith Tucker at (505) 224-3607 or