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Physical Education 2021-01-22T03:02:16-07:00

5- Licensure Code

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


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 pass the Content Knowledge Assessment in Physical Education from the following PRAXIS exam: Physical Education


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

  • Pass the Content Knowledge Assessment in Physical Education from either testing service above, comparable exam; 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.

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Page last updated January 22, 2021