New Mexico Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

New Mexico offers teachers from out-of-state the ability to earn New Mexico teaching certification based on previous experience, education and certification from other states. Applicants will need to complete the following:

  • Earned Bachelor's Degree or higher (from accredited institution)
  • Provide a copy of at least 1 current valid teaching license issued by a state education agency, Department of Defense School or foreign country that is comparable to the license they are seeking
  • Have completed a standard or alternative teacher preparation program
  • Provide copies of test scores for exams required to receive the license
  • Provide evidence of having satisfactorily taught under their out-of-state/country licenses; or combination of valid licenses

For more information, explore the New Mexico Public Education Department website or call (505) 827-5821.

The following are member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with New Mexico.

Alabama Indiana New Hampshire Texas
Arizona Kansas New Jersey Utah
Arkansas Louisiana New York Vermont
California Maine North Carolina Virginia
Colorado Maryland North Dakota Washington
Connecticut Massachusetts Oklahoma West Virginia
Delaware Michigan Oregon Wisconsin
Florida Mississippi Pennsylvania Wyoming
Georgia Missouri Rhode Island  
Hawaii Montana South Carolina  
Idaho Nebraska South Dakota  
Illinois Nevada Tennessee