Early Childhood Education Alternative Licensure Certificate

NMSU Online degree programs are designed to serve students who want to pursue a program or course(s) via technology (100% online, hybrid or ITV formats) . NMSU Online offers programs in online and hybrid formats for Certificates, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Graduate Certificates, and Doctorates,  as well as and K-12 NM educator licensure and endorsement programs.

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The NMSU Alternative Licensure Program aims to recruit highly qualified individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field and are eligible for a New Mexico alternative license pathway.

College: Education
Delivery Format: 100% online 
Program Credits: 21 credits
Program Length: 2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $411.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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OccupationsSalary Range
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education$40,180 - $93,660
Nannies$20,510 -$35,160
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School$67,960 - $149,370
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education$41,380 - $101,980
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education$26,380 - $56,120

NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

The College of Education’s programs have specialized accreditations from eight different accrediting agencies.

Contact Information
Name:Lynette Bagwell
Title:Clinical Director of Early Childhood Teacher Education
Phone: 575 646-1537
Email:lynnb@nmsu.edu