School Counselors NM

NM School Counselors'

Community of Best Practice

New Mexico’s school counselors provide a comprehensive and high-quality program to proactively and equitably address the academic, career, and social/emotional development of students. 

Collaboratively partnering with students, parents, educators and other stakeholders, counselors strive to maximize the potential of all students and ensure they develop the competencies necessary to be self-directed, responsible citizens in a diverse and ever-changing society. 

The webpage for the NM School Counselors’ Virtual Conference: Preparing Students for the Future of Work is now available! Learn More.


The New Mexico’s School Counselors’ Community of Best Practice was developed in a collaborative effort between the College and Career Readiness Bureau of NMPED and NS4ed to provide additional support to school counselors in the state of New Mexico.  

The purpose of this community is to encourage collaboration around information and resources that support best practices in school counseling that are anchored within three key domains of development: academic, career, and social/emotional. 

As a central objective of this community, emphasis will be placed on career development with the provision of quality training, tools, and resources that support career advising with students via the effective use of regional labor market data within the New Mexico Career Pathways dashboard (


A new Professional Learning Community “Engaging Students Through Careers” will begin on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. For additional information and to register for the PLC, click HERE.

Upcoming Events

Important dates and events are updated regularly.
Check back often!



9:00 a.m. - Engaging Students Through Careers PLC

How can we keep students motivated and engaged in the educational process?  Join us in these three sessions as we discuss methods for exploring high-value careers with students and strategies for helping students connect their learning to career opportunities in their local communities.



February Newsletter Distribution

The February edition of Counseling Connection will be distributed via email and available online. To access newsletters online, click the “News” tab at the top of the page.



NM School Counselors' Virtual Conference:

Preparing Students for the Future of Work

Make plans to attend the 2021 NM School Counselors’ Virtual Conference, Preparing Students for the Future of Work. The schedule for the day, along with session and speaker information, will be released soon! Click here to see additional conference information.
There is no cost to attend this conference.
  Please register using the link below.

Pathway2Careers Dashboard

We are pleased to announce the release of several new updates to our education-focused labor market dashboard. These updates improve your access to the most current labor market data for your region and enhance your ability to identify regional career destinations for your students.

Spotlight on...

The Early College Academy / Career Enrichment Center

The Early College Academy (ECA) is a college-prep magnet high school serving 200 students that focuses on college preparation.  On the same campus, the Career Enrichment Center (CEC) provides opportunities for in-depth, career-focused learning to approximately 1600 students from all Albuquerque high schools. 

New Mexico Career Pathways Resources

An innovative approach to labor market information for educators.
Gain awareness of the top career clusters and pathways that offer high-value career destinations for students.
Preview the 16 Career Clusters and the local regional labor market dynamics within your school district.

Reports by district, career cluster and pathways, including instant Perkins V reports and career cluster maps.

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