Alternative Teacher Licensure Application

Alternative Teacher Licensure Program Application Form


This form serves as your official application to the CNM Alternative Teacher Licensure Program. 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be screened within 14 business days of receipt of a completed application. Applications and supporting documents - including passing test scores - must be received by the application deadline.

Cohorts will begin in Fall, Spring and Summer term.

Complete applications must be received by 5pm on November 29, 2018 to be considered for Spring 2019 admission.

Complete applications must be received by 5pm on April 25, 2019 to be considered for Summer 2019 admission.

High Need Areas: CNM strives to fill the needs of area schools by giving priority to candidates who are qualified to teach in designated high need areas.  We are currently recruiting teachers in the areas of special education, secondary math and science, and bilingual elementary.


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License(s) you are seeking   Note that you must have sufficient coursework for the area(s) you are considering. You will need to submit a Transcript Analysis Form (Part 2 of this application) for each licensure area you select.
Date of Earned Bachelor's Degree   Please list the month/year you completed your bachelor's degree. You can leave the date as "1" if unknown.
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Education Coursework   Have you previously taken college courses in Education? NOTE: Previous Education coursework can only be considered if completed within the last 5 years, and is 300 level or above.

New Mexico Teacher Assessment (NMTA) Exams   November 15, 2014 was the last time NMTA exams were administered. Have you taken any NMTA exams within the last 10 years? If yes, you will be required to provide your exam scores in order for your application to be considered for admissions.

National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills exams If you have not taken or passed the NMTA Basic Skills exam, submission of passing scores on the NES Essential Academic Skills - Subtest I: Reading, Subtest II: Writing and Subtest III: Mathematics is required to apply to the ATL Program. Please indicate when you attempted these exams.
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  I understand
I certify that statements made by me in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that any false statements, misrepresentations or omissions made by me on my application or during the application process shall be grounds for refusal to be admitted to CNM's ATL Program.
I understand that submission of this application and meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
I understand that completion of CNM's ATL Program does not guarantee employment.
I understand that a complete application includes this application form, a Transcript Analysis Form, and results of passing the necessary Teacher Assessment exams. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
I understand I must have all transcripts on file at the CNM Records Office by the application deadline, or my application will not be reviewed.
I certify that I have the ability to pass a Criminal Background check

After you complete this form, be sure to do the following:

1) Have all your transcripts submitted to the CNM Records Office. Your application cannot be processed until all transcripts are on file. When CNM receives your transcript, you will receive an email to your CNM email account. If you do not receive this email after 1 week, contact the Records Office to confirm whether the transcript was received.

2) Submit a Transcript Analysis Form for either Elementary/Special Education or Secondary Education.

Please email with any questions about the application process.