Career resources for New Mexico school teachers and administrators
Pathways to Teaching
Find the best way to earn your teaching license.
- Overview: NM's Licensure Pathways Matrix
- Bachelor Degree Programs
One way to earn a license is to complete a bachelor's degree in an approved teacher preparation program.
- Bachelor's degree or higher but no teacher prep?
If you already have a bachelor's degree or higher, you can earn your license through a post-baccalaureate licensure program or by preparing a portfolio and teach now on an intern license.
- Licensed elsewhere?
If you have a teaching license from another state or another country, you can teach apply for a NM teaching license under reciprocity and teach now.
- In a trade or vocation?
Learn about New Mexico's requirements to obtain a New Mexico teaching license to teach in vocational education. Note: the New Mexico Teacher Assessments are not required for this license.
NM Teacher Assessments
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