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Business Education 2019-03-28T12:17:47-06:00

47- 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 Business Coursework

    • Middle Level – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 6 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above)
    • Secondary, Pre K-12 Specialty, Special Education – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 12 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above).

This pathway does not require an NMTA Exam.

Teacher with Existing License Pathway

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

  • 24-36 semester hours in Business Coursework:

      • Middle Level – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 6 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above); or
      • Secondary, Pre K-12 Specialty, Special Education – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 12 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above); or
  • Submit copies of passing score of a Business Content Knowledge Exam (Prior out-of-state national exam).

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This pathway does not require an NMTA Exam.

Accepted Business Coursework

The licensure bureau will review Business coursework that includes business law, accounting, marketing, management, office machines, office procedures, shorthand, secretarial skills, computers, public relations, retailing, business policy, business analysis, finance, advertising, interviewing, and business math.

Page last updated March 28, 2019