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Physical Education

Physical Education 2018-01-03T16:21:42+00:00

5     Physical Education 

includes all areas of sports, weight training, kinesiology, movement, dance, coaching, methods for physical education and most recreation courses.


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  • Beginning teachers adding the endorsement to an initial license must satisfy the requirements for the license which include 24-36 semester hours in visual arts or performing arts and pass the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Physical Education.


  • Teachers seeking to add the endorsement to an existing NM teaching license of any level can either:
    • Pass the CKA in Physical Education; predecessor or comparable exam; or

    • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in physical education (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 physical education.



Physical Education NMAC
Page last updated January 3, 2018