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Modern, Classical and Native Languages 2019-03-28T12:29:42-06:00

60- Licensure Code


Beginning Teacher Pathway

Beginning teachers adding the endorsement to an initial license must satisfy the requirements for the license which include:

  • 24-36 semester hours in modern, classical & native language and pass the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in the target language (Spanish, German, French). Please see assessment and course listing below.

Teacher with Existing License Pathway

Teachers seeking to add the endorsement to an existing NM teaching license of any level can either:

  • Pass the CKA in Modern, Classical and Native languages; predecessor or comparable exam; or
  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in modern, classical & native language (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 modern, classical & native language.

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Assessment

Spanish is a National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) test. The NES educator licensure tests provide New Mexico with comprehensive exams aligned to professionally accepted national learning standards.

Format Computer-based test (CBT); 100 multiple-choice questions, 1 presentational writing assignment, and 1 presentational speaking assignment
Time Three hours
Test Dates By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. <!–Check seat availability.–>Testing at a location in New Mexico? 
Test Sites Tests with speaking assignments are offered at select CBT sites nationwide. After registering, you will be directed to schedule a test appointment. <!–CBT sites are located nationwide. Locate a test center Link opens in a new window..–>
Testing at a location in New Mexico?
Passing Score 220 (through December 31, 2016)
222 (beginning January 1, 2017)
Reference Materials Provided for this Test None.
Test Fee $95. Review payment information.
Score Reporting Your score report is released within four weeks of testing.
Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies. Read them now.
Prepare View the preparation materials available for this test.

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Pearson, P.O. Box 226, Amherst, MA 01004

Register for the Spanish exam

French is a National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) test. The NES educator licensure tests provide New Mexico with comprehensive exams aligned to professionally accepted national learning standards.

Format Computer-based test (CBT); 100 multiple-choice questions, 1 presentational writing assignment, and 1 presentational speaking assignment
Time Three hours
Test Dates By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. <!–Check seat availability.–>Testing at a location in New Mexico?
Test Sites Tests with speaking assignments are offered at select CBT sites nationwide. After registering, you will be directed to schedule a test appointment. <!–CBT sites are located nationwide. Locate a test center Link opens in a new window..–>
Testing at a location in New Mexico?
Passing Score 220
Reference Materials Provided for this Test None
Test Fee $95. Review payment information.
Score Reporting Your score report is released within four weeks of testing.
Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies. Read them now.
Prepare View the preparation materials available for this test.

Copyright © 2019 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s). All rights reserved.
Pearson, P.O. Box 226, Amherst, MA 01004

Register for the French exam

German is a National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) test. The NES educator licensure tests provide New Mexico with comprehensive exams aligned to professionally accepted national learning standards.

Format Computer-based test (CBT); 100 multiple-choice questions, 1 presentational writing assignment, and 1 presentational speaking assignment
Time Three hours
Test Dates By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. <!–Check seat availability.–>
Testing at a location in New Mexico?
Test Sites Tests with speaking assignments are offered at select CBT sites nationwide. After registering, you will be directed to schedule a test appointment. <!–CBT sites are located nationwide. Locate a test center Link opens in a new window..–>
Testing at a location in New Mexico?
Passing Score 220
Reference Materials Provided for this Test None
Test Fee $95. Review payment information.
Score Reporting Your score report is released within four weeks of testing.
Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies. Read them now.
Prepare View the preparation materials available for this test.

Copyright © 2019 Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s). All rights reserved.
Pearson, P.O. Box 226, Amherst, MA 01004

Register for the German exam

Accepted Coursework

  • Culture {e.g., history of the Southwest, literature of the Southwest, education across cultures, language other than English (e.g., Spanish, Chinese, Sign Language)}
  • Diverse language communities

  • Instructional methodology of language acquisition and development
  • Language assessments

  • Structure of language (e.g., linguistics, grammar)

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