20 Language Arts
Language Arts: includes poetry, theatre, rhetoric, literature, writing, communication, composition, drama, English grammar, speech, journalism, English linguistics, and reading, English as a second language, public speaking, and handwriting.
Middle Level grades 5-9 license
Secondary (7-12) and Specialty (Pre K-12) license
Beginning teachers adding the endorsement to an initial license must satisfy the requirements for the license which include 24-36 semester hours in language arts and pass the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Language Arts.
Teachers seeking to add the endorsement to an existing NM teaching license of any level can either:
- Pass the CKA in Language Arts; predecessor or comparable exam; or
Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in language arts (12 of the hours must be upper division credit if adding the endorsement to a secondary or pre k-12 specialty license); or
Be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in language arts.