Gifted Endorsement Requirements after June 30, 2012

Beginning Teachers:
After June 30, 2012, beginning teachers seeking a Gifted Education endorsement to an initial Level I teaching license must have 24 semester hours in the pedagogy and methodology of teaching gifted students from a regionally accredited college or university (in addition to the endorsement, beginning teachers will also need to satisfy all general licensure requirements from the PED).

Current Teachers:
After June 30, 2012, teachers currently licensed in New Mexico in any level and seeking an endorsement in Gifted Education will complete the following requirements:

  1. Pass a state‐approved licensure test or an accepted comparable licensure test(s) from another state.
  2. Successfully complete 12 credit hours in the pedagogy and methodology of teaching gifted students through a regionally accredited college or university.

The Public Education Department accepts Bachelor’s degree or higher degrees from regionally accredited colleges or universities accepted by the United States Department of Education. For more information regarding new Gifted Endorsement in New Mexico or general questions about licensure in our state, please consult the following references:

For more information about NM Highlands University’s online course offerings please contact:

Dr. PJ SedilloAssistant Professor-Special Education/Gifted, Phone: 505-891-6907

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