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Mathematics

51- 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 mathematics and submit a passing score of 220 for the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Mathematics. If adding to a middle level license you will need to submit a passing core 220 for the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Middle Level Mathematics  (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 for the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Mathematics. If adding to a middle level license you will need to submit a passing core 220 for the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Middle Level Mathematics; predecessor or comparable exam; or
  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in mathematics;
    • if adding to a secondary or pre k-12 specialty license 12 of the hours must be upper division credit;
    • if adding the endorsement 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 mathematics.

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Assessment

Format Computer-based test (CBT); 150 multiple-choice questions
Time Five hours (effective beginning September 12, 2016)
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 An on-screen scientific calculator is provided with your test. Read more PDF file.
A formulas page is provided with your test. Review it now PDF file.
Reference materials are provided on-screen as part of your test.
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.

 

Register for the Middle Level Mathematics Exam

 

Mathematics 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 Five hours (effective beginning September 12, 2016)
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 An on-screen scientific calculator is provided with your test. Read more PDF file.
A formulas page is provided with your test. Review it now PDF file.
Reference materials are provided on-screen as part of your test.
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.

 

Register for the Mathematics Test

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

Mathematics NMAC
Page last updated April 4, 2019