Teaching Credential Validation
To comply with accreditation standards, UNM is required to document what qualifies each instructor (faculty, part-time instructor, etc.) to teach every course they instruct. There are three alternative ways to demonstrate qualification: via an advanced degree if in an area specifically related to the area of instruction; 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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- Presented Teaching Credential process at Dean's Council
- Memo to Colleges: Implementation of Teaching Credential process
- 10/19/2018 Deadline to submit Teaching Credentials for all new hires and returning Adjunct Faculty for Fall 2018, ongoing for future hires.
- UNMJobs updated to capture Teaching Credential type and course levels
- 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:
- Academic Degree - advanced degree if in an area specifically related to the area of instruction
- Academic Coursework - 18 hours of graduate coursework related to the course of instruction
- Other Qualifications/Credentials - research/scholarly work in the subject area, related work or professional experience/licensure, certifications, honors, awards, other demonstrated competencies and achievements
- 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