Teacher with Existing License Pathway
Teachers seeking to add an endorsement as an elementary mathematics specialist to an existing New Mexico level two or level three-A teaching license shall meet the following requirements:
- hold a level two or three-A teaching license for a minimum of three years; and
- hold a teaching license in elementary education, as provided in 6.64.4 NMAC and 6.61.2 NMAC.
Teachers seeking to add an endorsement as an elementary mathematics specialist shall do so through one of the following pathways:
- Provide evidence of five years of relevant work and professional learning experience in K-8 mathematics that is approved by the department. Candidates are required to provide demonstration of experience by submitting a resume and at least three verification letters stating the candidate has at least five years of relevant work and professional learning experience in the area of mathematics, mentoring educators in K-8, and participates in ongoing learning, which can be submitted from the following individuals:
(a) a school district superintendent, director of a charter school, or curriculum and instruction director;
(b) a school site administrators; or
(c) professional learning provider director or team leader.
- Complete 18 semester hours of mathematics education coursework, of which nine semester hours are required to be upper division credit, based on the competencies detailed in 126.96.36.199 NMAC in a department-approved program.
New Mexico Administrative Code