ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is getting a nearly $345,000 grant to help support Native American educators.

The grant will go towards providing training, licensing and induction services to Native Americans interested in pursing a career in education.

The goal is train more highly qualified Native American teachers and administrators to serve Native American student populations throughout New Mexico.

The grant was awarded through the Department of Education with the help of senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich.