UNM drops stipend program for teacher mentors to cut costs


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The budget crisis has forced the University of New Mexico to halt stipend program for teachers who host student teachers in their classrooms.

The stipend program offers teachers $50 or $100 each to help mentor and prepare UNM students pursuing careers in education.

State law requires student teaching experience in order to get a teaching license.

The dean of the College of Education says the decision to cut the payments comes as UNM faces a major budget shortfall and the only way to continue would have been to raise student fees.

The program costs the school less than $10,000 per year.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on KRQE.com

Video Forecast

Connor's Sunday Evening Forecast

Thumbnail for the video titled "Connor's Sunday Evening Forecast"
More Weather Video Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss