Application Directions

Step 1

Submit a complete application package, which contains:

  1. San Juan College Application - Available at (not required if previously enrolled at SJC as a credit student)
  2. Alternative Licensure Program Application Cover Sheet
  3. Two Official Transcripts from Bachelors, Masters Degree and/or Doctorate
  4. Current resume
  5. Letter which includes: (no more than 3 pages)
    • area of interest – elementary or secondary (specify subject area)
    • reason for interest in program
    • intent of pursuing teaching career
    • description of work experience
    • involvement in previous professional development
    • relationship of prior experience to teaching profession
  6. If employed by a school district for the coming semester, a statement of employment from your school principal stating position title (ex. 3rd grade teacher), and acknowledgment of participation in the San Juan College alternative licensure program.
  7. Verification that you have passed the New Mexico State Teacher Assessments for Basic Skills. Register for the NMTA Basic Skills here:
  8. Applicants are encouraged to submit their completed packet as early as possible, to allow ample time for interviews. The deadline for Fall Semester is July 31st; with a November 15th deadline for Spring Semester.

Step 2

Make an appointment for an interview. - The interview is an opportunity to ask questions about the program.

Application packets available from:

Alternative Licensure Office
San Juan College - Main Campus, Suite 1628
4601 College Boulevard
Farmington, NM 87402
or send a request by e-mail to
or call 505-566-3044

For more information, please call Teacher Education/Alternative Licensure at 505-566-3044. Or send an email to