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):
SEE THE NMPED WEBSITE FOR ALL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR PATHWAYS AND REQUIREMENTS. NOTE KEY INFORMATION COPIED BELOW RELATED TO THE MAE EDLT THAT INCLUDES 30 RELEVANT SEMESTER HOURS IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION:
“BEGINNING TEACHER PATHWAY
Beginning teachers adding the endorsement to an initial license must satisfy the requirements for the license which include:
- Earn 24-36 semester hours in technology education; 12 semester hours of which must be upper division credit.
TEACHER WITH EXISTING LICENSE PATHWAY
Teachers seeking to add the endorsement to an existing NM teaching license of any level can either:
- Satisfy the requirements for a teaching license and earn 24-36 semester hours in technology education; 12 semester hours of which must be upper division credit; or
- A degree in instructional technologies or a related field; or
- Demonstrate competencies through an Alternative Performance Assessment Process.
- 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 of Arts in Education: Educational Learning Technologies site and see the relevant Master’s Handbook.