Secondary Education with 7-12 Licensure Graduate Certificate | Contact Information and Application Instructions
|College of Education and Human Sciences
|Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Policy
|Hokona Hall-Zuni, Room 121
|F: (505) 277-0455
|F: (505) 277-0455
|Graduate Faculty Contact:
|F: (505) 277-0455
The following information is provided to help the prospective student successfully apply for admission to the Secondary Education Graduate Certificate with 7-12 Licensure program at the University of New Mexico. Although Graduate Studies strives to keep this information up-to-date, we still encourage you to visit the program's website to verify application instructions and required materials.
International students (including non-U.S. citizens on a visa) generally must complete additional steps to apply to a graduate program at UNM. Please see the Global Education Office's International Admissions website for more information.
|Summer or Fall Admission
|February 1st for best consideration
|September 1st for best consideration
|Applications will continue to be reviewed throughout the year.
Application Materials and Instructions
|Program of Interest
College of Education and Human Sciences > Teacher Education/Educational Leadership and Policy > Secondary Education > GCERT Secondary Education (for 7-12 Licensure) > 7-12 Licensure (GCERT-SED)
|Letter of Intent
|In your Letter of Intent (1-2 pages in length), you should share your experiences that have led you to become a teacher, your philosophy of education, and characteristics you possess to be an excellent teacher of students in Middle School and High School (Grades 7-12). Be sure to include your experiences working with and teaching children ages 11-18, your experiences in multicultural/diverse settings, and your experience with or openness to working with students with special needs.
Style of Letter of Intent
Prepare a Resume (1-2 pages in length) that provides us with information about your educational achievements, your employment experiences, and your community and extra-curricular experiences. Please highlight any paid or volunteer experiences in working with children ages 11-18.
Your resume represents you as a professional. Please use the template below in constructing your resume.
Community and/or Extra-Curricular Experiences:
Please list up to three significant extra-curricular and/or community activities, including any offices held. Please list:
|Transcript Review for Content Area Requirements
Your transcripts must be reviewed by a faculty member in Secondary Education to confirm you have the required content area credit hours (24 credit hours with 12 at the 300-level or above) to enter this program.
|Provide the names and emails of a minimum of three (3) persons to supply a reference for you. The UNM system will email these persons and request a review of your potential success as a teacher and a letter of recommendation. You may want to list up to 5 names and emails of references, as we cannot review your application until we have 2 completed references.
You DO NOT upload these letters of recommendation. You provide accurate email information and as stated above, the UNM system will email these persons. Inform your references they will receive an automated email from UNM. Their prompt response ensures a prompt review of your application. Alert your references that this email will be automatically sent from UNM as soon as you submit your application. Each reference should check Junk and Spam folders if this email is not in their Inbox.
Contact for Questions and Further Information
Click here to visit the program website