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Family and Consumer Science 2024-07-12T09:11:20-06:00

Beginning Teacher Pathway

Definition: Beginning Teacher – a teacher who has not completed a teacher program (they hold an alternative license).

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

  • 24-36 semester hours in family & consumer science and passage of the following PRAXIS exam in Family & Consumer Science 5122.

Teacher with Existing License Pathway

Definition: Existing Teacher – a teacher who has completed a teacher program (standard or alternative).

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

  • Proof of passage of the following PRAXIS exam in Family & Consumer Science 5122; or

  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in family & consumer 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 family and consumer science


Accepted Family & Consumer Science Coursework

  • clothing & textiles
  • contemporary family lifestyles
  • family management theories
  • family studies
  • food science
  • interior design
  • marriage & family relations
  • nutrition
  • parent-community interaction

  • child development
  • consumer decisions
  • consumer education
  • costume design
  • entrepreneurship
  • experimental foods
  • family finance
  • food preparation
  • housing
  • tailoring
  • etc.

New Mexico Administrative Code

Family and Consumer Science NMAC
Page last updated July 12, 2024