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History (Social Studies)

History (Social Studies) 2019-03-28T12:21:16-06:00

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

10- 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 social studies coursework and submit a passing score of 220 of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Middle Level Social Studies or General Social Studies  (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:

  •  Submit a passing score of 220 of the CKA in Middle Level Social Studies or General Social Studies; predecessor or comparable exam (see assessment information down below); or

  • 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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Assessment

Middle Grades Social Science 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.
Test Sites CBT sites are located in New Mexico and nationwide. Locate a test center Link opens in a new window..
Passing Score 220
Reference Materials Provided for this Test None.
Test Fee $95. Review payment information.
Score Reporting A scaled score is provided immediately after testing; score reports are released within two 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 Middle Level History Test

Social Science 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.
Test Sites CBT sites are located in New Mexico and nationwide. Locate a test center Link opens in a new window..
Passing Score 220
Reference Materials Provided for this Test None.
Test Fee $95. Review payment information.
Score Reporting A scaled score is provided immediately after testing; score reports are released within two 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 History Test

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

History NMAC
Page last updated March 28, 2019