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Secondary Vocational-Technical (7-12)

Secondary Vocational-Technical (7-12) 2022-09-27T15:59:12-06:00

A Secondary Vocational Technical teaching license authorizes an individual to help prepare students for a wide variety of careers, technical skills and or trade. Courses of instruction may include health, auto repair, welding, technology, agricultural education, cosmetology, business education, computer technology, and many others. Please see the Link: New Mexico Career Clusters Guide Book

Initial License

  • $150 (non-refundable) fee; and
  • Initial Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
    • Official sealed transcripts of a Bachelor’s Degree including 32 credit hours of vocational-technical training related to the occupational area; or
    • Official sealed transcripts of a Associates degree plus two (2) years verified work experience related to the occupational area; or
    • Certificate plus three (3) years verified work experience related to the occupational area; or
    • High school diploma/GED plus five (5) years verified work experience related to the occupational area.
  • Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Note: Applicants meeting one of the above criteria will be issued a secondary vocational technical license at a Level 1 for 3 years and within those years will need to meet the following:

  • Minimum of 15 semester hours in Secondary Vocational-Technical Education Program including a supervised classroom internship/student teaching experience; or
  • Professional Development Plan (PDP) developed by the employing authority and approved by the PED, in lieu of completion of the 15 semester hours in Secondary Vocational-Technical Education Program including a supervised classroom internship/student teaching experience; and
  • Demonstrate competencies for vocational technical teachers within 3 years of the date of employment.

Upon completion, the educator can submit either a sealed transcript or PDP from the superintendent that the candidate has met all components above. The candidate will advance through completion of the Professional Development Plan (PDP)/hours and internship and the three-tiered system. The educator will be issued the remaining 2 years of the level 1 license in order to advance through the level 1 license process.

Secondary Vocational-Technical NMAC Code

Renewal License

  • $120 (non-refundable) fee will be valid for a one year grace period for level 2 or 3 (from time of expiration). If the expiration date exceeds the grace period a $150.00 would apply; and
  • Renewal Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Superintendent ‘s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead) or
  • A notarized letter attesting that you have not been employed and used your New Mexico license(s) during the life of the license(s).
    • Note: The earliest you can renew same level license is January of expiring year.
    • If educator does not have additional valid licenses on file, then must register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Secondary Vocational-Technical NMAC Code

Reciprocating a License

  • $150.00 (non-refundable) fee; and
  • Initial Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Provide Official transcripts reflecting a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree earned from a regionally accredited college/university; and
  • Copy of current valid teaching License from out-of-state state education agency, Department of Defense School, or foreign country; and
  • Verification of experience (Must be on Out-of-State School District Letterhead). Please break down experience by M/D/Y and please indicate the number of days taught for each year. 160 days commonly equals 1 full school year. Please use form below; and
  • Copy of Passage of Teacher Exams or a Notarized statement stating exams were not required.
  • Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Reciprocity Out-of-State Experience Form

No Exam Statement

No Out-of-State License Requirement Statement

Reciprocity NMAC Code

Delay of application:

  • Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list.
  • If your license(s) has expired (and you do not have additional valid licenses on file), and your background was completed 24 months or more, you will need to complete a new background for Teacher Licensure. School Employment backgrounds will not be accepted.

NMPED Correspondence with Educators:

  • Consultants correspond by email; please check your spam/junk folder.

 


All fees submitted are non-refundable

 

 

 

Page last updated September 27, 2022