any agriculture related coursework is acceptable.
- Beginning teachers adding the endorsement to an initial license must satisfy the requirements for the license which include 24-36 semester hours in agriculture education and pass the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Agriculture.
- Teachers seeking to add the endorsement to an existing NM teaching license of any level can either:
- Pass the CKA in Agriculture; predecessor or comparable exam; or
Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in agriculture (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 agriculture.