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Science 2019-08-06T16:11:41-07:00

32- Licensure Code

Includes biology, electricity, chemistry, geology, astronomy, meteorology, agricultural science courses, mineralogy, physics, physical science, ecology, botany, zoology, microbiology, anatomy & physiology, human growth & development, environmental science/studies, chemical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, health science, nutrition, kinesiology, biochemistry; evolutionary biology, biophysics, biological anthropology, nursing coursework also accepted.

Middle Level grades 5-9 license

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Secondary (7-12) and Specialty (Pre K-12) license

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  • Beginning teachers adding the endorsement to an initial license must satisfy the requirements for the license which include 24-36 semester hours in science and pass the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Science.

  • Teachers seeking to add the endorsement to an existing NM teaching license of any level can either:
    • Pass the CKA in Science; predecessor or comparable exam; or

    • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in science (12 of the hours must be upper division credit if adding the endorsement to a secondary or pre k-12 specialty license); or

    • Be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in science.

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Page last updated August 6, 2019