Fully Subsidized Special Education Teacher Residency + Master’s Degree Opportunity Through The University of New Mexico & Albuquerque Public Schools

Here is a fantastic opportunity for upcoming/recent Grinnell graduates interested in obtaining a completely subsidized master’s degree and teaching licensure in New Mexico!

The University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Public Schools district are highly invested in addressing the needs of students with disabilities.

Therefore, Albuquerque public schools are offering first-year teacher salary (at least $50,000) for students in UNM’s master’s degree + licensure program. These first-year “residents” will complete one year of teacher residency, with mentoring by an experienced co-teacher, while completing 24 credit hours of graduate coursework at UNM with tuition paid for by the district. After the residency year, teacher candidates must commit to teaching special education in the district for at least 3 years. To be eligible, you must have a bachelor’s degree by August 2024 with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Our early deadline for reserving a spot is December 1, 2023.

Please see the below attached flyers for details and dates regarding UNM’s upcoming virtual info sessions. For more information, please make an appointment with Chad Berman, Director of the Education Professions + Career Community in Grinnell’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service, via Handshake or contact by email at bermanch@grinnell.edu.

Here is a short video about UNM’s teacher residency program: 

By Chad Berman
Chad Berman Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director, Education Professions Career Community