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Gifted Education 2019-12-22T14:45:12-07:00

9- 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 Gifted courses and submit a passing score of 220 of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Gifted Education. (Please 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 Gifted Education; and Earn 12 semester hours of credit in Gifted coursework. (Please see assessment and course information below)


  • Passage of the following New Mexico Teacher Assessment (NMTA):
  • Gifted Education

(or) beginning January 1, 2020

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Accepted Gifted Education Coursework

The licensure bureau will review all courses with Gifted Prefix. (A syllabi or course description may be requested).

Gifted Education NMAC
Page last updated December 22, 2019