School of Education at Western New Mexico University

Why you should consider this program

Among the many advantages of our program is the low cost for our high quality teacher preparation programs.  Some of the features of our program include:

  • All master’s degrees and alternative teacher licensure programs are available online.

  • Candidates obtain unrestricted teacher licensure upon completion of their program.

  • The WNMU School of Education is nationally accredited through CAEP.

  • Master’s Degrees can be obtained in two years for less than $15,000.

  • Our low student to faculty ensures that students are able to receive the support they need, by developing strong relationships with School of Education faculty and staff.

  • Students receive personalized and individualized academic and program advisement from full-time faculty.

  • Students receive in-person, face-to-face classroom observations and instructional coaching.

  • Student always have access to faculty and can meet with faculty members within 48 hours of requesting an appointment.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 15,000 $ 15,000 $ 0
Out of state $ 15,000 $ 2,250 $ 12,750
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

In state tuition rates

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

4 to 6

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 26,287

Application fee waived?

No

Internship

In order to be eligible for the program, RPCVs must work in schools in rural and remote underserved school districts throughout New Mexico, such as Silver City, Cobre, Quemado, Reserve, Magdalena, Animas, Lordsburg, Hatch, Truth or Consequences, Deming, Socorro, Gallup McKinley, Zuni Pueblo, and the Navajo Nation.

Jobs for program alumni

RPCVs work in schools in rural and remote underserved school districts throughout New Mexico, such as Silver City, Cobre, Quemado, Reserve, Magdalena, Animas, Lordsburg, Hatch, Truth or Consequences, Deming, Socorro, Gallup McKinley, Zuni Pueblo, and the Navajo Nation.

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

Coverdell Fellows application, application to WNMU’s Graduate Division, official transcripts and application to the School of Education.

Admissions process

Coverdell Fellows application, application to WNMUs Graduate Division, official transcripts and application to the School of Education.

Program begins

Start dates in Fall, Spring and Summer

Non-traditional options

  • Online degree program

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started

2011


Contact

Roberta Marquez, Assistant Professor of Special Education

Address
School of Education
2055 State Road 602
Gallup, New Mexico 87301