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History (Social Studies)

History (Social Studies) 2019-12-23T15:04:07-07:00

History, Geography, Economics, Civics, and Government (Social Studies)

10- Licensure Code


Beginning Teacher Pathway and Assessment

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

  • 24-36 semester hours in social studies coursework; and
  • Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) from NMTA in Social Science, or beginning January 1, 2020
    • Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) from PRAXIS in Social Studies, or
  • If adding to a Middle Level  license, passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in from NMTA in Middle Grades Social Science, or beginning January 1, 2020

Teacher with Existing License Pathway and Assessment

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

  • Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) from NMTA in Social Science, or beginning January 1, 2020
    • Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) from PRAXIS in Social Studies, or
  • If adding to a Middle Level  license, passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in from NMTA in Middle Grades Social Science, or beginning January 1, 2020
  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in history, geography, etc.
    • If adding to a secondary or pre k-12 specialty license 12 of the hours must be upper division credit;
    • if adding to a middle level license 6 of the hours must be upper division credit; or
  • Be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in history, geography, etc.

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Accepted Social Studies Coursework

  • American history
  • economics
  • geography
  • government
  • sociology

  • world history
  • anthropology
  • art history
  • criminal justice coursework

  • law courses
  • military coursework
  • political science
  • some American studies or philosophy coursework specific to this area may be accepted

Note: Psychology coursework is not accepted for this endorsement.

New Mexico Administrative Code

Page last updated December 23, 2019