Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - New Mexico


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://www.ped.state.nm.us/licensure/
State information on reciprocity http://www.ped.state.nm.us/ped/LicensureDocs/2016/TEACHER RECIPROCITY.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? New Mexico is NOT a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately. Elementary teachers with no verifiable teaching experience may be eligible to receive a one year teaching license, but are required to take and pass the Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction assessment. Candidates applying for a Level 1 License can submit evidence of completing credit hour or coursework requirements or satisfactory teaching experience in place of content knowledge assessment requirements (with requirements varying depending on licensure type.) Candidates applying for a Level 2 or Level 3 License can submit evidence of completing credit hours requirements in place of assessment requirements. NM ADC 6.60.4
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state applicants with less than three years of experience may be eligible to receive a Level 1 License, applicants with three to five years of experience may be eligible to receive a Level 2 License, and applicants with at least six years of experience may be eligible to receive a Level 3 License. The requirements for each licensure level vary. Applicants with no verifiable out-of-state experience are issued a one year license. An in-state district must provide a recommendation prior to the license expiring in order for a Standard Level 1 License to be issued. The candidate must meet competency requirements within 160 days. NM ADC 6.60.4
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Out-of-state candidates must provide evidence of having “satisfactorily taught” in their issuing state for the amount of time specified for each licensure level. NM ADC 6.60.4
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. New Mexico has three main licensure levels: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Candidates meeting experience requirements or holding national board certification may be eligible to receive an advanced teaching credential. NM ADC 6.60.4
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

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