Teaching Credential Validation

In order to be accredited, UNM is now required to document what qualifies each instructor (faculty, part-time instructor, etc.) to teach every course s/he teaches. There are three alternative ways to demonstrate qualification: via an advanced degree if in an area specifically related to the area of instruction; or via 18 hours of graduate coursework related to the course of instruction; or via “other qualifications” such as research/scholarly work in the subject area, related work or professional experience/licensure, certifications, honors, awards, other demonstrated competencies and achievements. External accrediting agencies require this reporting.


Online Form Link

Teaching Credential Validation Online Form

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Timeline

August 2018

    • Presented Teaching Credential process at Dean's Council

September 2018

    • Memo to Colleges: Implementation of Teaching Credential process 

October 2018

    • 10/19/2018 Deadline to submit Teaching Credentials for all new hires and returning Adjunct Faculty for Fall 2018, ongoing for future hires.

 February 2019

    • UNMJobs updated to capture Teaching Credential type and course levels 

Form Instructions

  • Applicable to all new hires, and can be used to credential current/returning adjunct faculty.
  • Submissions are sent to OFAS where they are evaluated for completion.
  • Supporting documents are saved to MS OneDrive and organized by college and department.

Complete each relevant form sections:

  1. Academic Degree - advanced degree if in an area specifically related to the area of instruction 
  2. Academic Coursework - 18 hours of graduate coursework related to the course of instruction
  3. Other Qualifications/Credentials - research/scholarly work in the subject area, related work or professional experience/licensure, certifications, honors, awards, other demonstrated competencies and achievements
  4. Course Level - captures the course level eligible to teach

Note: Ensure all documents are attached- SSN and DOB year must be redacted

Demo video: Completing Teaching Credentials for faculty with a Terminal Degree


Submissions by College

graph showing teaching credential submissions

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