New Mexico State University was the first university in the state to have an approved education preparation program in the area of Information Technology Coordinator. Twenty-four credits in the Learning Technologies specialization are required. Students may take additional courses to obtain a masters degree in education in addition to this endorsement.
Endorsement requirements (from NM Public Education Department website):
NMAC Rule: TITLE 6 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION CHAPTER 64 PART 16
SCHOOL PERSONNEL – COMPETENCIES FOR LICENSURE COMPETENCIES FOR ENTRY-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY STUDIES/EDUCATION TEACHERS
- Beginning teachers seeking an endorsement in technology education to an initial level 1 New Mexico teaching license must satisfy all of the requirements of the license as provided in the (PED) rule for that license, which include, among other requirements, 24-36 semester hours in technology education.
- Teachers seeking to add an endorsement in technology education 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, the predecessor New Mexico teacher licensure examination or accepted comparable licensure test(s) from another state, if available, in technology education; or
- successfully complete an undergraduate academic major (24-36 semester hours), coursework equivalent to an undergraduate major or a graduate degree in technology education; or
- obtain certification in technology education for the appropriate grade level of New Mexico licensure from the national board for professional teaching standards.
Institutions of higher education that prepare teachers shall deliver the competencies in a PED approved endorsement program within a range of twenty-four (24) to thirty-six (36) semester hours of credit. For secondary and pre K-12 licensed teachers, a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours must be upper division credit.
For more information see the Master’s Handbook