New Mexico Public Education Department
Professional Licensure Bureau
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501-2786
The criteria for eligible individuals are:
Beginning teachers seeking an endorsement in library/media to an initial Level I New Mexico teaching license must satisfy all of the requirements of the license as provided in state board of education rule for that license, including 24-36 semester hours in library/media.
Candidates seeking to add an endorsement in library/media to an existing New Mexico teaching license of any level shall meet one of the following requirements:
- Pass the content knowledge test(s) of the New Mexico teacher assessments if provided in 126.96.36.199 NMAC, or predecessor New Mexico teacher licensure examination or accepted comparable licensure test(s) from another state, if available, in library/media;
- Successfully complete an undergraduate academic major (24-36 semester hours), or coursework equivalent to an undergraduate major or a graduate degree in library/media;
- Obtain certification in library/media for the appropriate grade level of New Mexico licensure from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).