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Business Education 2021-08-12T11:23:04-06:00

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 Business Coursework

    • Middle Level – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 6 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above)
    • Secondary, Pre K-12 Specialty, Special Education – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 12 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above).

This pathway does not require a PRAXIS Exam; however, if educator does not meet coursework requirements, we will accept the the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Business Education from PRAXIS 

Teacher with Existing License Pathway

Teachers seeking to add the endorsement to an existing New Mexico teaching license of any level can either:

  • 24-36 semester hours in Business Coursework:

      • Middle Level – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 6 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above); or
      • Secondary, Pre K-12 Specialty, Special Education – An initial license will need a minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in a teaching field of which 12 must be earned at the upper division (generally numbered 300 or above); or
  • If educator does not meet coursework requirements; we will accept the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Business Education from PRAXIS

This pathway does not require a PRAXIS Exam.

Accepted Business Coursework

The licensure bureau will review Business coursework that includes business law, accounting, marketing, management, office machines, office procedures, shorthand, secretarial skills, computers, public relations, retailing, business policy, business analysis, finance, advertising, interviewing, and business math.

Page last updated August 12, 2021