Secretariat of Public Education
Secretaría de Educación Publica
Logo during the 2018-2024 administration

Main headquarters of
the Secretariat of Public Education
Secretariat overview
Formed3 October 1921; 102 years ago (1921-10-03)
Preceding Secretariat
  • Secretariat of Public Instruction
JurisdictionGovernment of Mexico
HeadquartersRepública de Argentina #28, Centro Histórico, Mexico City. C.P. 06020
Secretariat executive
Key document
Mexican flag and banners
Murals by Diego Rivera

The Mexican Secretariat of Public Education (in Spanish Secretaría de Educación Pública, SEP) is a federal government authority with cabinet representation and the responsibility for overseeing the development and implementation of national educational policy and school standards in Mexico. Its headquarters has several buildings distributed throughout the country, but its main offices, initially confined to the Old Dominican Convent of the Holy Incarnation in the oldest borough of Mexico City, have extended to the House of the Marqués de Villamayor, (also known as the Casa de los adelantados de Nueva Galicia, built in 1530), the Old House of don Cristóbal de Oñate, a three-time governor and general captain of New Galicia (also built in 1530), and the Old Royal Customs House (built in 1730–1731). Some of the buildings were decorated with mural paintings by Diego Rivera and other notable exponents of the Mexican muralist movement of the twentieth century, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Raul Anguiano, and Manuel Felguerez.[1]

Secretariat functions

List of secretaries


  1. ^ "Historia de la Secretaría de Educación Pública". (in Spanish). Secretaría de Educación Pública.

See also