The University of New Mexico's College of Education hosts an Education Summit to create an opportunity to bring key stakeholders together to explore the possibilities and avenues scholarships like the Grow Your Own Teacher and Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship provide to enhance the future education in New Mexico.

The Summit will be held Thursday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lobo A & B in the Student Union Building (third floor). Interested attendees should RSVP by Sept. 8 at 5 p.m., at UNM COE Summit.

The Grow Your Own Teacher Scholarship was a state-funded scholarship opportunity designed for Educational Assistants to continue working while completing an academic program that will result in obtaining an NM Teaching License for a future teaching career. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the “Grow Your Own Teachers Act” into law in Spring 2019.

The Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship was created to increase number of teachers in designated high-need teacher positions through a scholarship for students enrolled in education preparation programs. Both scholarships are designed to increase the number of qualified educators in the state of New Mexico.

The summit intends to focus on key questions like how through the use of these scholarships, UNM COE will be able to partner with the community and how UNM COE is able to play a role in the larger landscape of education in New Mexico.

The summit expects key district personnel from across the state, university faculty and staff, a representative from the NM Higher Education Departments and others to work together to collaborate and work toward common goals. The event is open to the public.

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