Teacher Education


The Santa Fe Community College teacher education program is designed to prepare you to go on to a university and earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary, bilingual and special education, language arts, social studies and foreign language, or math, science and physical education. Offering a wide range of courses that include field-based teaching observations, orientation to the teaching profession, and theories of teaching and learning, SFCC’s program prepares you for a highly successful career.

The courses are patterned after the lower-division courses at universities so you’ll get the required general education courses, plus core requirements relating to all three areas of specialization. Sign up for supervised field experience for a hands-on opportunity to expand your educational experience in this program.

For more information, please contact Emily Powell, Advisor, at emily.powell@sfcc.edu or (505) 428-1448.

If you are interested in SFCC’s post-baccalaureate, teacher certification  program, please visit the Alternative Licensure Program page.

Career Opportunities

  • Adult Education
  • Tutoring
  • Coaching
  • Curriculum
  • Education administration
  • Student Affairs


  • Understanding the teaching profession
  • Oral and written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Understanding curriculum
  • Facilitating group learning
  • Summarizing ideas
  • Understanding diversity issues
  • Understanding best practices in teaching and learning
  • Understanding the role, purpose and culture of schools
Program Contacts

Emily Powell