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Library Media 2019-08-06T16:20:45-07:00

07- 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 library media coursework and pass the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Library Media (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 for the CKA in Library Media; predecessor or comparable exam (see assessment information below); or
  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in library media (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 library media.

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School Library Media Specialist 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
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.
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Accepted Health Coursework

  • design and utilization of media
  • cataloging and classification of materials
  • instrumental design and development
  • selection and acquisition of materials

  • children’s literature
  • educational uses of computers and research
  • reference and bibliography
  • Some literacy coursework accepted

New Mexico Administrative Code

Library Media NMAC
Page last updated August 6, 2019