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Language Arts 2019-04-04T14:40:45-06:00

20- 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 language arts and submit a passing score of 220 of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Language Arts or if adding to a middle level license a passing score of 220 of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Middle Level Language Arts  (please see coursework listing and assessment 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 the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Language Arts or if adding to a middle level license a passing score of 220 the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Middle Level Language Arts (please see assessment information below); or
  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in language arts (please see coursework listing below) ;
    • 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 language arts.

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Assessment

Middle Grades English Language Arts 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 Language Arts Test

English Language Arts 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 Language Arts Test

Accepted Language Arts Coursework

  • communication
  • composition
  • drama
  • literature
  • poetry
  • rhetoric

  • theatre
  • writing
  • English
  • English as a second language
  • English grammar
  • handwriting

  • journalism
  • linguistics
  • public speaking
  • reading
  • speech
  • Some American studies or philosophy coursework specific to this area may be counted

New Mexico Administrative Code

Language Arts NMAC
Page last updated April 4, 2019