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Mathematics 2022-09-27T15:53:04-06:00

Beginning Teacher Pathway

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

  • 24-36 semester hours in mathematics (see coursework listed below) and
  • Passage  of the following PRAXIS exam: Mathematics (5161) [valid until 8/31/22] OR  Mathematics (5165)

Teacher with Existing License Pathway

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

  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in mathematics (see coursework below);
    • if adding to an early childhood license, no upper-division credit hours are required;
    • if adding to an elementary license, 6 of the hours must be upper-division credit
    • if adding to a middle-level license, 6 of the hours must be upper-division credit
    • if adding to a secondary, Pre K-12 specialty, special education, or dead & hard of hearing licenses, 12 of the hours must be upper-division credit; or
  • Be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in mathematics.

Accepted Mathematics Coursework

  • algebra
  • algorithms
  • calculus
  • computations differential equations
  • finance
  • geometry
  • modern analysis
  • number theory

  • statistics
  • biochemistry
  • bioengineering
  • biomedical engineering
  • biophysics
  • chemical engineering
  • chemistry

  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • industrial engineering
  • macroeconomics
  • mechanical engineering
  • microeconomics
  • physics

New Mexico Administrative Code

Mathematics NMAC
Page last updated September 27, 2022