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Educational Administration (Pre K-12)

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Educational Administration (Pre K-12) 2018-01-02T13:13:08+00:00


Initial License

  • $125 fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Initial Application; and
  • Official sealed transcripts reflecting completion of a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; and
  • 18 graduate hours in Educational Administration to include an apprenticeship or internship that consists of a minimum of 180 clock hours to include time at the beginning and end of the school year. The apprenticeship/internship can be completed either under the supervision of the college/university or under the supervision of a local school superintendent; and
  • Holds a current level two or level three teacher’s license; and
  • Passage of the follwing New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA)

Initial Application

Educational Administration NMAC Code

Renewal License

  • $95 fee, cashier’s check or money order will be valid for a one year grace period for level 2 or 3 (from time of expiration). If the expiration date exceeds the grace period a $125.00 would apply; and
  • Application for NM Continuing Licensure; and
  • Superintendent’s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead).
  • Note: The earliest you can renew same level license is January of expiring year.


  • Note: If you are renewing an expired level 3B license (expired for more than a year), you will be required to complete the following:
    • $125 fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
    • Renewal Application; and
    • Superintendent Recommendation Form for renewal from last employing school district from the HR (must be school district letterhead); and 
    • Verification of 5 years teaching experience in New Mexico (must be on school district letterhead); and
    • Content Knowledge Assessment in Education Administration

Renewal Application

Superintendent Recommendation Form

Educational Administration NMAC Code

Reciprocating a License

  • $125.00 fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Initial Application; and
  • Provide Official transcripts reflecting a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree earned from a regionally accredited college/university; and
  • Copy of current valid teaching License from out-of-state state education agency, Department of Defense School, or foreign country; and
  • Verification of experience (Must be on Out-of-State School District Letterhead). Please break down experience by M/D/Y and please indicate the number of days taught for each year. 160 days commonly equals 1 full school year. Please use form below; and
  • Copy of Passage of Teacher Exams or a Notarized statement stating exams were not required.

**Out of State Licensure ICS– A one year certificate (1CS) is a provisional License. “Out-of-state 1CS” means a license issued to an individual who holds a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree who has completed a standard or alternative teacher preparation program, completed out-of-state teacher exams and has a valid out-of-state teacher license, but has no teaching experience.

Initial Application

Out-of-State Experience Form

Reciprocity NMAC Code


Note: Your application will be returned if:

  • The application is not completely filled out, lacking a signature/date; or
  • The money order is not completely filled out or signed. The Professional Licensure Bureau does not accept other forms of payment.

Note: Delay of application:

  • Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list.
  • If your license(s) has expired (and you do not have additional valid licenses on file), and your background was completed 24 months or more, you will need to complete a new background.

Note: NMPED Correspondence with Educators:

  • Consultants correspond by email; please check your spam/junk folder.




  •  Official Transcripts: Transcripts must be sealed and addressed to 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM  87501 OR E-scripts can be sent by the university(s) to the attention of NMPED at the following email address


  • Official Foreign Transcripts Evaluations: Transcripts must be sealed and addressed to 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM  87501 (we only accept mailed foreign transcripts evaluation).
    • All foreign transcripts need to have a course-by-course evaluation completed. Click Here for a list of evaluators who are members of the Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services (NCAES). The Public Education Department does not require nor recommend NACES listed service members be used. There is no “official” organization or regulatory body for foreign credential interpretation or evaluation methodology in the US. It is based on commonly-developed and agreed standards of good practice.




Page last updated January 2, 2018