New Mexico State Requirements

New Mexico Teaching License Renewal

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+Renew Your License | State Requirements

All first-year New Mexico educators will be issued a Level I Provisional Teacher License, which is a five-year non-renewable license. A Level I teacher must advance to Level II by completing a dossier or a summative evaluation application through the school district. A Level I teacher may advance to Level II after the third year of experience but must advance to Level II by the end of the fifth year of experience at Level I.

Level III Licensure

A teacher is eligible to apply for Level III licensure upon completion of at least three years of successful teaching at Level II AND achievement of either an approved post-baccalaureate (master's) degree or advanced certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. See our Masters Program

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and New Mexico license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the New Mexico license renewal process. See the New Mexico Public Education Department Website for complete NM teacher relicensure information.