New Mexico Certification Requirements and Available Licenses
Note:While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.State requirements change frequently.It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.
LICENSES AVAILABLE THROUGH WGU
Early Childhood, Birth – Grade 3
Elementary Education, K-8
Special Education, PK-12
Middle Level Mathematics, Grades 5-9
Middle Level Science, Grades 5-9
Secondary History, Geography, Economics, Civic and Government, Grades 7-12
Secondary Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Secondary Science, Grades 7-12
English Language Arts, Grades 7-12
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Education Administration, PK-12
New Mexico has the following general requirements for all applicants for initial teacher certification:
1. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a Bachelor's degree program at a regionally accredited college or university.
2. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program that includes student teaching.
3. BACKGROUND CLEARANCE: Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.