Licensure Info

New Mexico is one of the most diverse states in the nation, and this diversity is reflected in the strengths and needs of New Mexico's students. The ability of a highly qualified teacher to address the learning needs of all New Mexico's students, including those students who learn differently as a result of disability, culture, language, or socioeconomic status, forms the framework for the New Mexico Teacher Competencies for Licensure Levels I, II, and III-A Assessment Criteria Benchmarks. (NMPED)

New Mexico Public Education Department

The NMPED's Professional Licensure Bureau determines qualifications for and issues licenses to:

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Other instructional personnel

They also provide technical assistance to individuals seeking licensure and to local school officials who must hire licensed staff.

Licensure Advancement Information

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) released information regarding licensure advance. The information below provides you with guidance for teachers who wish to advance their license.

Advancement Process for Teaching Licenses Expiring in 2015

Level I to II

  • Understanding the Process
  • I received a rating of Exemplary or Highly Effective
  • I received a rating of Effective
  • I received a rating of Minimally Effective or Ineffective

Level II to III

  • Understanding the Process
  • I received a rating of Exemplary or Highly Effective
  • I received a rating of Effective
  • I received a rating of Minimally Effective or Ineffective
  • What is my Value Added Score (VAS)?

Forms Names

  • Superintendent's Recommendation Form for Advancing Licensure
  • Superintendent's Recommendation Form for Extending Licensure
  • Application for Licensure Advancement

Other Information

  • Licensure Flexibility for Licenses that Expire in 2015

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Licensure Resources

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