The College of Education is involved in a many outreach programs and activities. Most outreach is primarily in the public schools. Much of our funded research includes outreach activities such as teacher professional development workshops and summer institutes, school counseling, advice to schools an districts on policy matters, testing, curriculum alignment, common core implementation, and other subjects. Additionally, individual faculty donate time, money and expertise to many schools, programs and organizations.
The listing below includes projects for which we have websites.
Partnerships & Initiatives
Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (external website)
The mission of the Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is to collaboratively contribute to the success of children throughout New Mexico and the educators who serve them. The vision of the Alliance will be to serve as a catalyst for improved education for teachers as well as children and families, particularly those in southern New Mexico and collaborate with appropriate partners to meet the diverse needs of our children.
BoCES: Borderlands Center for Educational Studies
The primary goals of BoCes are production of knowledge, community service, and policy development, particularly in the areas of SPED/ELL and dropout prevention.
The Bridge (external website)
The Bridge is a new nonprofit organization that will enrich the educational and business sectors in the greater Las Cruces, New Mexico region. The Bridge’s top priority is to reduce the high school drop out rate in Dona Ana County. The Bridge reaches out to these students by allowing them to gain real world experience in fields such as such as nursing, agriculture, manufacturing, and finance.
Children’s Reading Foundation of Doña Ana County (external website)
The Children’s Reading Foundation of DAC is a community-driven, county-wide project that promotes the message, “Read to a Child Every Day” and focuses on improving literacy throughout Doña Ana County.
Myrna’s Children’s Village
Myrna’s Children’s Village offers early care and education programs for NMSU students, faculty, staff, and community families and children, six weeks to five years of age. Through a variety of program options for infants, toddlers, and preschool children, families have choices to meet the childcare and educational needs of their young children.
College of Education Institute for Early Childhood Studies.
The mission of the College of Education Institute for Early Childhood Studies is to inform, support, and encourage effective early childhood education practices in New Mexico.
Institute for Math and Science Education The Institute for Math and Science Education includes a broad range of mathematics and science research and outreach grants. The institute is a long-term leadership effort to build and coordinate K-20 STEM Education efforts at NMSU and across the state of New Mexico. The institute fulfills NMSU’s land grant mission by serving over 20 partner districts and their schools from Raton to Hobbs to Gadsden.
TRiO Upward Bound
The Upward Bound Program at New Mexico State University is a federally funded program serving eight-seven (87) participants from the Las Cruces Public Schools and Gadsden Independent School District.