7/14 Education Digest

Alternatives open for teaching license
In response to a shortage of teachers, the New Mexico Public Education Department has outlined alternative pathways for earning a license to teach in New Mexico.

An NMPED news release said 43 New Mexico school districts are in want of more teachers. Those same 43 districts are classified as “high-need” districts, meaning 23 percent of their student families fall below the poverty line, the release said.

Subject areas with shortages of teachers in high-need districts include elementary, bilingual, math, science, and special education.

For information and alternative licensure requirements, go to: www.teachnm.org

Institute offering tour seminar
The Institute for Shipboard Education will offer a “Seminar at Sea” from Dec. 28 through Jan. 12, according to the institute. The seminar is formulated around a tour of Central America, including stops in Cabo San Lucas and Guatemala.

Although geared for undergraduate students, the cruise, which offers lectures and workshops for credits, is open to participants of any age.

For information, go to: www.semesteratsea.com

ENMU office holding workshop
The Eastern New Mexico University Office of Extended Learning is offering a “Real Estate Weekend Workshop,” an ENMU press release said.

The workshop is scheduled July 22-23 at the Campus Union, Sandia Room, and will be taught by a licensed real estate broker. Those interested, the release said, must register by Tuesday.

For information: 562-2165.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com