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Includes biology, electricity, chemistry, geology, astronomy, meteorology, agricultural science courses, mineralogy, physics, physical science, ecology, botany, zoology, microbiology, anatomy & physiology, human growth & development, environmental science/studies, chemical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, health science, nutrition, kinesiology, biochemistry; evolutionary biology, biophysics, biological anthropology, nursing coursework also accepted.


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 science and
  • Passage of the following PRAXIS exam: General Science
  • For an Elementary, Early Childhood, Middle Level, Special Education and Deaf & Hard of Hearing licenses, Passage of the following PRAXIS exam: Middle School Science

Teacher with Existing License Pathway 

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

  • Passage of the following PRAXIS exam: General Science or
  • For an Elementary, Early Childhood, Middle Level, Special Education and Deaf & Hard of Hearing licenses, Passage of the following PRAXIS exam: Middle School Science or
  • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in science;
    • if adding to an early childhood license, no upper division credit hours 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 deaf & 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 science.

New Mexico Administrative Code

Science NMAC
Page last updated August 12, 2021