Prepare for careers in education including early childhood education, K-12, and bilingual education.
Childcare workers attend to the basic needs of children, such as dressing, bathing, feeding, and overseeing play. Childcare workers typically work in childcare centers, their own home, or private households. Many work full time, but part-time work and irregular hours are common. Childcare workers in New Mexico earn an annual mean wage of $23,470.
Early childhood teachers specialize in the learning, developmental, social, and physical needs of young children. These educators provide a safe and comfortable environment in which young children can learn not just early academics, but social, motor, and adaptive skills. Preschool teachers in New Mexico earn an annual mean wage of $33,160.
Elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future education by teaching them vital subjects, such as reading, science and mathematics. They also help students develop critical thinking skills, learn to solve problems and understand abstract ideas. Elementary school teachers in New Mexico earn an annual mean wage of $57,330.
Secondary school teachers are responsible for providing education to students ranging from 6th to 12th grade. They prepare students for the future by teaching problem solving skills, methods for critical thinking and basic concepts of the required subjects. Secondary school teachers should use proven teaching methods to teach students content that is necessary for passing required state tests. High school teachers in New Mexico earn an annual mean wage of $57,410.