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Physical Education 2024-07-12T09:06:55-06:00

Includes all areas of sports, weight training, kinesiology, movement, dance, coaching, methods for physical education, and most recreation courses.

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 Physical Education and passage of the following PRAXIS exam in Physical Education 5091.

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:

  • Passage of the following PRAXIS exam in Physical Education 5091; or
  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in Physical Education (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 physical education.


Physical Education NMAC
Page last updated July 12, 2024