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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 health coursework and passage of the following PRAXIS exam in Health 5551.

Teacher with Existing License Pathway

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 Health 5551; or
  •  Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in health  (see course listing below)
    • if adding to a middle-level license 6 hours must be upper-division credit;  
    • if adding to secondary or pre—k-12 specialty license 12 of the hours must be upper division credit; or
  •  Be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Health.

Accepted Health Coursework

  • drugs & behavior
  • first aid
  • human sexuality
  • nutrition
  • personal health
  • program planning & evaluation

  • safety
  • communication and wellness
  • community resources
  • conflict resolution
  • family relationships
  • human anatomy and physiology

  • human growth & development
  • life skills
  • mental health
  • stress management
  • some nursing coursework

New Mexico Administrative Code

Health NMAC
Page last updated March 11, 2024