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