New Mexico State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology License
State Department New Mexico Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Speech_Language_Pathology_Audiology_and_Hearing_Aid_Dispensing_Practices.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Proof of having passed national Praxis; Proof of having passed jurisprudent examination with a grade of no less than 70%

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Education of the Deaf and Hard and Hearing - Certification Provisional Certificate (National level)
State Department New Mexico Public Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/educators.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passage of the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) passing score: 240 - Basic Skills - Teacher Competency, (Elementary or Secondary) - Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Special Education

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Birth - Grade 3
State Department New Mexico Public Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/educators.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Minimum of 36 - 42 semester hours in an Early Childhood Education program; 6 semester hours of credit in the teaching of reading for those who first entered any college or university on or after August 1, 2001;
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 18 - 30 semester credits of practicum and field experience to include student teaching in one of the following age ranges: B-3, 3-5 or 5- 8; 150 contact hour practicum and/or supervised field experience at a developmental stage other than what was selected for student teaching
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passage of the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) is required for both options ? Basic Skills ? Teacher Competency, Early Childhood passing score: 240
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Developmental Specialist - Certification in accordance with FIT Program regulations (7.30.8 NMAC) and DDSD Policy
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Alternative Licensure Possess a Bachelor's degree including 30 semester hours in a particular field OR a master's degree including 12 graduate semester hours in a particular field OR a doctorate degree in a particular field; pass the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) for Basic Skills and Teacher Competency; pass the appropriate Content Knowledge Assessments (CKA), AND complete an approved alternative program through an accredited New Mexico college or university OR complete Online Portfolio Alternative Licensure (OPAL).

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Special Education PreK - 12
State Department New Mexico Public Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/educators.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 6 semester hours of credit in the teaching of reading for those who first entered any college or university on or after August 1, 2001; Minimum of 24 semester hours in one teaching field such as: mathematics, science, language arts, reading, and history, etc. A. Professional knowledge: (1) Foundations; (2) Parent/professional communication; (3) Exceptionalities - to plan and implement effective programs; (4) Least restrictive environment - to plan and implement effective programs; (5) Individual educational planning team . B. Human growth and development: (1) Motor, language, social-emotional, sensory and cognitive development; (2) Medical and health needs. C. Assessment/evaluation: (1) Screening, referral, evaluation, eligibility and re-evaluation procedures; (2) Individualized educational plan implementation. D. Curriculum and development: (1) Curriculum development; (2) Instructional strategies; (3) Materials; (4) Transition; (5) Technology; (6) Diversity; (7) Classroom management; (8) Teaching of reading.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Minimum of 30 semester hours in a Special Education program including student teaching or practicum
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passage of the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) passing score: 240 - Basic Skills - Teacher Competency, (Elementary or Secondary) - Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Special Education
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Developmental Specialist - Certification in accordance with FIT Program regulations (7.30.8 NMAC) and DDSD Policy
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Alternative Licensure Possess a Bachelor's degree including 30 semester hours in a particular field OR a master's degree including 12 graduate semester hours in a particular field OR a doctorate degree in a particular field; pass the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) for Basic Skills and Teacher Competency; pass the appropriate Content Knowledge Assessments (CKA), AND complete an approved alternative program through an accredited New Mexico college or university OR complete Online Portfolio Alternative Licensure (OPAL).

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Counseling_and_Therapy_Practice.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Marriage and family therapy core curriculum, means a curriculum for training marriage and family therapists that includes 45 semester hours or 67.5 quarter hours of graduate level coursework that embraces a family systems perspective and consists of the following areas of graduate study: (1) Marriage and family studies- a minimum of 9 semester hours or 12 quarter-hours of graduate coursework. Course content in this area may include the study of the family life cycle, family development, family subsystems, family theories, blended families, gender issues and families, cultural issues and families, contemporary families, family and interpersonal relationships and family crisis. All courses in this area must come from a systems perspective where systems theory is a major focus of the course. (2) Marriage and family therapy - a minimum of 9 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of graduate coursework in family therapy assessment, treatment and intervention methods. Major theoretical approaches that may be studied include: strategic, structural, object relations family therapy, behavioral family therapy, communication family therapy, intergenerational family therapy and systemic sex therapy. Courses should have a major focus on family systems theory and systemic interventions. (3) Human development - a minimum of 9 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of graduate coursework. Courses in human development across the life span including special issues (e.g., culture, gender, human sexuality) would be appropriate. Topic areas may include human development, infant/child/adolescent development, psychopathology, personality theory, and human sexuality. Courses should have a systemic focus. Testing and measurement courses are NOT acceptable in this area. (4) Multicultural studies - a minimum of 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of graduate coursework, includes a systemic orientation relevant to diverse racial ethnic populations. (5) Professional studies- a minimum of 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of graduate coursework. Areas of study include legal issues and responsibilities, professional liabilities, and ethics related to the practice of marriage and family therapy. Religious ethics and moral theology courses are NOT acceptable in this area. (6) Research a minimum of 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of graduate coursework. Courses in this area should assist the student in understanding and performing research. Topical areas may include: research design and methodology, quantitative methods and statistics. Personality and test and measurement courses are NOT accepted in this area. (7) Supervised practicum - a minimum of 6 semester hours or 8 quarter hours of graduate coursework. As part of the 6 semester hours or 8 quarter hours of coursework, there must be a minimum of 300 hours of supervised direct client contact, for a period of at least 12 months. Practicum students may only count hours in which they work directly with individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis and treatment in marriage and family related issues. (8) Electives from any area listed above satisfy the 45 semester-hour requirement. Remaining course work would be distributed as electives among the above areas.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Supervised practicum - a minimum of 6 semester hours or 8 quarter hours of graduate coursework. As part of the 6 semester hours or 8 quarter hours of coursework, there must be a minimum of 300 hours of supervised direct client contact, for a period of at least 12 months. Practicum students may only count hours in which they work directly with individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis and treatment in marriage and family related issues
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Applicants must demonstrate professional competency by passing the examination for marital and family therapy (PES).

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department New Mexico Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://nmbon.sks.com/default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) Graduates from New Mexico State-Approved Programs should provide a CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBLITY FOR GRADUATION OR FINAL TRANSCRIPT with degree awarded, indicating date of graduation and certificate or degree awarded. This must be received directly from the registrar's office prior to permission to take the NCLEX.
Additional requirements specific for schools? School Nurse, Pre K- 12 License 1. Associate Level: Associate's Degree in Nursing or Diploma Program in Nursing AND RN license 2. Professional Level: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Bachelor's Degree in a Health Related Field AND RN license 3. Supervisory Level: master's Degree in Nursing or master's Degree in a Health Related Field AND RN license

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy License
State Department New Mexico Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy
State Department Hyperlink http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Occupational_Therapy.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Occupational Therapist, Pre K-12 (School license)

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy License
State Department New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department, Physical Therapy Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Physical_Therapy.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? passes the jurisprudence exam (as specified in 16.20.2.10); pass National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Physical Therapist, Pre K-12 (School license)

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychology License
State Department New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Psychologist_Examiners.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Predoctoral practicum experience. Predoctoral practicum training is an organized, sequential series of supervised experiences of increasing complexity, serving to prepare the student for internship and partially meeting the requirements for licensure. Training experiences shall follow appropriate academic preparation and shall be overseen by the doctoral training program. Not all supervised experience accumulated during graduate training may count toward licensure. The board requires that all predoctoral practicum experiences counting toward licensure be of high quality and carefully approved and monitored by the doctoral training program. In particular, these experiences should advance the doctoral student's role and identity as a psychologist. All experiences counting toward licensure must be supervised one hour per week by a licensed psychologist or clinical faculty member who is allowed to practice psychology under the laws of the state. The director of clinical training of the doctoral training program, or designee of that program's chair, shall certify, in a form satisfactory to the board, that the hours meet the following specifications of type of clinical activity and supervision: (1) The practicum setting was approved by, integrated with and monitored by the doctoral training program; (2) The hours were obtained in the course of an organized, sequential series of supervised experiences of increasing complexity, serving to prepare the student for internship and partially meeting the requirements for licensure. (3) Supervised practicum experience occurred in psychological service settings that had, as part of the organizational mission, a goal of training professional psychologists. (4) Each practicum setting had an identified, licensed psychologist who was responsible for maintaining the integrity and quality of the experience for each trainee. The doctoral training program shall assign a licensed psychologist to serve in this role if none is available on site. (5) All supervisors were qualified by education, licensure and experience to provide supervision of doctoral students. (6) Where experiences counted for licensure were obtained in various settings, each setting was an appropriate experience in itself, the particular student was academically prepared for that experience and the combination of experiences was appropriate to the student's training needs. (7) The following clinical experiences and supervision were present across settings: (a) At least 50% of the total hours of supervised experience were in service-related activities, defined as treatment/intervention, assessment, interviews, report-writing, case presentations, and consultations. (b) At least 25% of the total hours were face-to-face patient/client contact. (c) Supervision by a licensed psychologist or clinical faculty member who is allowed to practice psychology under the laws of the state was at least one hour for each day (eight (8) hours including the supervision; 12 ½ % of total) of supervised experience for experienced students. The doctoral training program shall assure that higher levels of supervision are provided for less experienced students. All supervision time, whether individual or group, including additional supervision beyond that may be counted as part of the total supervised experience. (8) The board requires that all predoctoral practicum experiences counting toward licensure be of high quality and carefully approved and monitored by the doctoral training program. In particular, these experiences should advance the doctoral student's role and identity as a psychologist. All experiences counting
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The written examination for licensure is the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology EPPP, developed by the association of state and provincial psychology boards (ASPPB) and administered by the professional examination service (PES). Pass

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist, PreK - 12
State Department New Mexico Public Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/educators.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Minimum of 60 graduate hours in a School Psychology program.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? passing with at least a score of 156 the specialty area examination of the Praxis series exam in school psychology; OR current school psychologist certification by the national association of school psychologists (requires Applicants must achieve a passing score (165) on the National School Psychology Examination administered by the Educational Testing Service)

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker
State Department New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Social_Work.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework verification the applicant has completed one of the following: ?three credit hour course in New Mexico cultures listed on the applicants transcripts; ?a board approved course, workshop or seminar in New Mexico cultures; ?proof of previously passing the New Mexico cultural examination;
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? a passing test score from the association of social work boards for licensure level sought; proof of passing the jurisprudence examination with a grade of no less than 70%
Additional requirements specific for schools? School Social Worker, Pre K -12 license Bachelor's or master's Degree in Social Work (earned from a regionally accredited college/university) AND possess a social work license issued by the NM Social Work Examiners Board Provisional Social Work License can be accepted to receive a 1 year temporary license

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathology License
State Department New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department, Speech-Language Pathology Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Speech_Language_Pathology_Audiology_and_Hearing_Aid_Dispensing_Practices.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? proof of having passed a nationally recognized standard examination in speech-language pathology; pass the jurisprudence examination with a grade of no less than 70%;
Additional requirements specific for schools? SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, PRE K-12 License Official transcripts from all Universities/Colleges attended with degree(s) posted AND Possess certification from the NM Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Blind and Visually Impaired B - 12
State Department New Mexico Public Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/educators.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 6 semester hours of credit in the teaching of reading for those who first entered any college or university on or after August 1, 2001 and minimum of 24 semester hours in one teaching field such as: mathematics, science, language arts, reading, history, etc.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Minimum of 24 - 36 semester hours in a Blind and Visually Impaired Education program to include student teaching or practicum
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passage of the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) - Basic Skills - Teacher Competency (Elementary or Secondary)
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Possess a Bachelor's degree including 30 semester hours in a particular field OR a master's degree including 12 graduate semester hours in a particular field OR a doctorate degree in a particular field; pass the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) for Basic Skills and Teacher Competency; pass the appropriate Content Knowledge Assessments (CKA), AND complete an approved alternative program through an accredited New Mexico college or university OR complete Online Portfolio Alternative Licensure (OPAL).