Provisional Standard License (Initial Level I) (NM)

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Provisional Standard License (Initial Level I) (NM)

Description
The Provisional Standard License is the first license for most teachers who graduate from a teacher program.
License Valid for 5 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: New Mexico
Contact Name: Licensure Unit
Contact Phone: 505-827-5821
Contact Email: LicensureUnit@state.nm.us
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/licensure/

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
Student Teaching Okay.

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Select desired language under “Review Your Test”

Course needed: 24-36 semester hours in modern, classical or native language
Accept Scores from Out of State

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Reading:

Course needed: 3-6 semester hours in the teaching of reading

Notes:
Native American Language & Culture:
Applicants shall meet the requirements established by each NM Native American tribe or pueblo AND provide evidence of their approval to teach the language and culture.

This certificate is limited to teaching native language and culture only.

See:
http://164.64.110.239/nmac/parts/title06/06.063.0014.htm

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Form at: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/licensure/2010/forms.html
Form Mailing Address:
Professional Licensure Bureau
300 Don Gaspar (Rm. 101)
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=new-mexico

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/LicFingerprinting.html

Renewal: Nonrenewable
To remain teaching profession in NM, a Level I teacher must advance to Level II. The Level I teacher must advance between the 3rd and 5th years of teaching.

To advance to Level II (Professional Teacher), applicant must:

1) Complete an approved mentoring program;

2) Complete 3 complete academic years of teaching at Level I;

3) Submitting your Professional Development Dossier (PDD) to the Public Education Department.

Visit TeachNM for information on the 3-Tiered Licensure System:

http://teachnm.org/programs/3-tiered-licensure-system.html

Notes:
Fill form “First Time Application”
Fingerprint check fee: $75.00

Application processing times:
May to September 8-12 weeks
October to April 1-4 weeks
Fingerprint Card Processing for background check fee is $75.

Only out of state applicants may request a fingerprint packet by emailing: ethics@state.nm.us
To remain teaching profession in NM, a Level I teacher must advance to Level II. The Level I teacher must advance between the 3rd and 5th years of teaching.

To advance to Level II (Professional Teacher), applicant must:
1) Complete an approved mentoring program;
2) Complete 3 complete academic years of teaching at Level I;
3) Submitting your Professional Development Dossier (PDD) to the Public Education Department.

Visit TeachNM for information on the 3-Tiered Licensure System:
http://teachnm.org/programs/3-tiered-licensure-system.html

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:44:39 PM


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