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Mathematics

51- 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 mathematics (see coursework below) and
  • Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Mathematics from NMTA (or) beginning January 1, 2020, passage of the following PRAXIS exam Mathematics or
  • For an Elementary, Early Childhood, Middle Level, Special Education and Deaf & Hard of Hearing licenses, Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) Middle Grades mathematics  from NMTA (or) beginning January 1, 2020, passage of the following PRAXIS exam Middle School Mathematics

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) in Mathematics from NMTA (or) beginning January 1, 2020, passage of the following PRAXIS exam Mathematics or
  • For an Elementary, Early Childhood, Middle Level, Special Education and Deaf & Hard of Hearing licenses, Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Middle Grades mathematics  from NMTA (or) beginning January 1, 2020, passage of the following PRAXIS exam Middle School Mathematics or
  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in mathematics (see coursework below);
    • if adding to an early childhood license, no upper division credit hours required;
    • if adding to an elementary license, 6 of the hours must be upper division credit
    • if adding to a middle level license, 6 of the hours must be upper division credit
    • if adding to a secondary, Pre K-12 specialty, special education or dead & hard of hearing licenses, 12 of the hours must be upper division credit; or
  • Be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in mathematics.

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Accepted Mathematics Coursework

  • algebra
  • algorithms
  • calculus
  • computations differential equations
  • finance
  • geometry
  • modern analysis
  • number theory

  • statistics
  • biochemistry
  • bioengineering
  • biomedical engineering
  • biophysics
  • chemical engineering
  • chemistry

  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • industrial engineering
  • macroeconomics
  • mechanical engineering
  • microeconomics
  • physics

New Mexico Administrative Code

Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Mathematics from NMTA (or) beginning January 1, 2020, passage of the following PRAXIS exam Mathematics or

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