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Alternative Licensure Field Experience

Information about the courses that require field experience in the Alternative Licensure Program.

Alternative Licensure offers coursework for a teaching license in the state of New Mexico in the areas of Elementary, Secondary and Special Education. There are two courses in each concentration of the Alternative Licensure Program that require an extended amount of field experience. All other courses in the program require between 10 - 15 hours of field experience.

Elementary and Secondary Education

EDUC 2250: Foundations of Education

  • This course requires students to complete 25 hours of field experience in a K-12 setting and is taken in the student's first term in the program. Students already employed as teachers of record can complete these hours in their own classroom.

EDUC 2190: Supervised Field Experience

  • This course requires students to complete 180 hours of field experience in a K-12 setting including a two full week assumption and is taken the last term in the program. Students already employed as teachers of record can complete these hours in their own classroom.

Special Education

SPED 2250: Foundations of Special Education

  • This course requires students to complete 25 hours of field experience in a K-12 special education setting and is taken in the student's first term in the program. Students already employed as teachers of record can complete these hours in their own classroom.

SPED 2390: Special Education Supervised Field Experience

  • This course requires students to complete 180 hours of field experience in a K-12 special education setting including a two full week assumption and is taken in the last term in the program. Students already employed as teachers of record can complete these hours in their own classroom.

Supervised Field Experience Information Sessions

We host Information Sessions specifically about SFE (Supervised Field Experience: EDUC 2190 or SPED 2390).

During the Fall term, we will host two SFE Information Sessions at the Main and Westside campuses.

All sessions are scheduled to be held 4:00-5:15pm:

  • Wednesday, September 13th at Main campus, MS 410
  • Monday, September 18th at Westside campus, WS II room 115

             

Additional Information

  • Students will receive an email with information on applying for a field placement shortly before the term begins.
  • All students will be required to fill out an online placement application in order to complete field hours. Students who are currently a teacher of record will indicate their place of employment.
  • There are a few limited options for after school hours so students should plan their schedule to allow for observational hours to be completed sometime Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm if at all possible.
  • All students taking this course will be required to take and pass a background check. Students are responsible for paying the background check fees. Information about obtaining a background check will be included in the email students receive shortly before the term begins.