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Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Science 2019-08-06T16:20:20-07:00

72- 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 family & consumer science and pass the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Family & Consumer Science. (see assessment and course information below)

Teacher with Existing License Pathway

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

  • Submit a passing score of 220 of the CKA in Family & Consumer Science; predecessor or comparable exam; or

  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in family & consumer science (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 family and consumer science

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Family and Consumer Sciences 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); 150 multiple-choice questions
Time Three hours
Test Dates By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check seat availability. Link opens in a new window.
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Passing Score 220
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Accepted Family & Consumer Science Coursework

  • clothing & textiles
  • contemporary family lifestyles
  • family management theories
  • family studies
  • food science
  • interior design
  • marriage & family relations
  • nutrition
  • parent-community interaction

  • child development
  • consumer decisions
  • consumer education
  • costume design
  • entrepreneurship
  • experimental foods
  • family finance
  • food preparation
  • housing
  • tailoring
  • etc.

Family and Consumer Science NMAC
Page last updated August 6, 2019