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Education

If you’re the type of person who inspires others and likes to make a positive impact, education is a great career choice. For more than a century, New Mexico Highlands University has been the school of choice for generations of students wishing to pursue a teaching career. Our program provides a solid foundation in the latest education methods and hands-on classroom experience. We also offer a range of specialized majors in minors  – early childhood multicultural education, elementary education, special education, secondary education, bilingual education, and ESL – to accommodate students’ passions.

Job Prospects

Good teachers are in high demand across the country. With a degree in education, our students are prepared for work in public and private schools or to pursue a graduate degree.

Why Highlands?

New Mexico Highlands has been giving teachers real-world skills for more than 100 years – in fact, Highlands began as a teacher’s college! Our highly affordable tuition rates and small class sizes are just two factors that consistently make New Mexico Highlands #1 in student satisfaction in New Mexico.

Courses in this program are available on the main campus and:

Find out more about starting your career in teaching by calling 800-338-6648 or submitting the Contact Us form at the top.

CAREER PROSPECTS

With a NMHU Bachelor’s Degree…

  • Interpreters and Translator https://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/interpreters-and-translators.htm
    • Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language.
    • The median annual wage was $46,120 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 17 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Training and Developmental Manager https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm
    • Training and development managers plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees. They also oversee a staff of training and development specialists.
    • The median annual wage was $105,830 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/kindergarten-and-elementary-school-teachers.htm
    • Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading.
    • The median annual wage was $52,620 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Middle School Teacher https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/middle-school-teachers.htm
    • Middle school teachers educate students, typically in sixth through eighth grades. Middle school teachers help students build on the fundamentals they learned in elementary school and prepare them for the more difficult curriculum they will face in high school.
    • The median annual wage was $56,720 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • High School Teacher https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm
    • High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
    • The median annual wage was $58,030 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Special Education Teacher https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/special-education-teachers.htm
    • Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.
    • The median annual wage was $57,910 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • Preschool and Childcare Center Director https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/preschool-and-childcare-center-directors.htm
    • Preschool and childcare center directors supervise and lead staffs, oversee daily activities, design curriculums, and prepare budgets. They are responsible for all aspects of their center’s program.
    • The median annual wage was $45,790 in May 2016.
    • Employment is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026.

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