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Education Assistant (Pre K-12)

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Education Assistant (Pre K-12) 2018-01-08T10:32:34+00:00

All persons who perform services as educational assistants (“EAs”) in public schools, in those special state-supported schools within state agencies, must hold valid, educational assistants licensure issued by the (“PED”). EAs shall be assigned, and serve as assistants, to school staff duly licensed by the PED.  Level 3 EAs or Paraprofessionals who are assigned to work in a title I targeted assistance program or in a title I school-wide program under the act, must hold a level 3 license.  Level 3 EAs shall be assigned and serve as assistants to school staff duly licensed by the PED. While there may be brief periods when EAs are alone with and in control of a classroom of students, their primary use shall be to work alongside or under the direct supervision of duly licensed staff.

Initial License

  • $35 fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Initial application; and
  • Superintendent’s Verification form.

Renewal License

  • $35 application fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Application for NM Continuing Licensure;
  • $35 application fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Superintendent’s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead).
    • Note: The earliest you can renew Educational Assistant license is January of expiring year.

Level 3 License

  • $35 fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Initial application; and
  • Superintendent’s Verification form; and
    • Passing Score on ParaPro (457); or
    • Passing Score on Para Educator (70% in each of the sections); or
    • Passing Score and completion of the Essential Academic Skills; or
    • Minimum of 48 semester hours of college credit from a regionally accredited college or university with 15 of those credits being in language arts (3 hours), mathematics (3 hours), writing (3 hours), and reading, writing, math readiness, or professional education (6 hours); or
    •  Associates degree from a regionally accredited college or university with 15 of those credits being in language arts (3 hours), mathematics (3 hours), writing (3 hours), and reading, writing, math readiness, or professional education (6 hours); or
    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university with credits as listed above.

 

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.

 

NMPED LICENSURE TRANSCRIPTS INFORMATION

  •  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 licensureunit@state.nm.us.

 

  • 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.

ALL FEES SUBMITTED ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

 

Page last updated January 8, 2018