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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.

 

Beginning Teacher Pathway and Assessment

Beginning teachers adding the endorsement to an initial license must satisfy the following requirements for the license:

  • 24-36 semester hours in science and
  • Passage of the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) General Science from NMTA (or) beginning January 1, 2020 Passage of the following PRAXIS exam: General Science
  • 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 General Science  from NMTA (or) beginning January 1, 2020 of the following PRAXIS exam: Middle School Science

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) General Science from NMTA (or) beginning January 1, 2020 Passage of the following PRAXIS exam: General Science 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 General Science from NMTA (or) beginning January 1, 2020 of the following PRAXIS exam: Middle School Science or
  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in science;
    • 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 deaf & 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 science.

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