Personnel Office

    

Small Licensure Guideline

Please note that obtaining a valid New Mexico Teaching license is the responsibility of the employee. The Personnel Department will do our best to provide assistance but mailing applications and taking responsibility for achieving a valid New Mexico Teaching license lies with each GMCS employee that are in a job requiring a license.

It is our hope that the information on this page will help you obtain your license as well as making the process seem a bit less daunting

  • Jani Nail - Licensure Tech 
  • Ron Donkersloot Director of Personnel
  • Sandra Lee Personnel Coordinator

Office Hours 7:45 am thru 5:00 pm

   

Interstate Reciprocity for Administrators and Teachers

Interstate Reciprocity
 
New Mexico Department of Education Department will only reciprocate Teaching and Administrative licenses. 
 
Link to NM Teaching License Reciprocity criteria
 
Link to NM Administrative License Reciprocity criteria
 
A complete application packet for Reciprocity consists of the following;
  • $125.00 Money Order or Cashier’s Check made out to NMPED
  • Completed application
  • Be sure to check the correct teaching license requested (Secondary, Middle Level or Elementary) and endorsements
    required, which you are qualified to obtain
  • 2 Sets of Official Transcripts (1 set for NMPED and 1 set for our file)  If you are having your transcripts sent to our office, have them sent;  Attn:  your name.  Otherwise we will not know for whom the transcripts were issued.  If you are sending escript transcripts you will need to send a copy to NMPED to Rebecca Reyes  rebecca.reyes@state.nm.us for licensure as well as sending a set to the Personnel Office
  • Copies of your current and standard licenses, authorizations and certificates
  • Copies of  exam scores taken for out of state licenses, authorizations and certificates
  • Verification of teaching experience on the NMPED form with the reporting district or schools letterhead.
  • Per NMPED, instead of the years being lumped together (i.e., 8/6/1998 – 6/2/2014) , each year must be given its own line. i.e., 8/6/2010
    through 6/2/2011
  • NMPED is very strict about the letterhead and the years.    Sample Licensure VOE form.pdf 
Link to the required VOE form:
 
“Verification of experience is what determines the level of license issued in New Mexico. “
  • Level 1 license will be issued to applicants meeting all requirements with less than 3 years of verifiable teaching experience.
  • Level 2 license will be issued to applicants meeting all requirements with 3 to 5 years of verifiable experience.
  • Level 3 license will be issued to applicants meeting all requirements with 6 or more years of verifiable experience and a Master’s degree. 
The completed packet may be mailed to:
NMPED
Professional License Bureau
300 Don Gasper
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

 

Initial License

Initial Standard Licensure

Possess a bachelor's and/or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university AND have completed an approved educator preparation program that includes student teaching, and pass the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) for Basic Skills, Teacher Competency and the content area.

Link to the Licensure section on the NMPED website http://ped.state.nm.us/Licensure/index.html

Link to Secondary 7-12 license requirements http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/LicensureDocs/2016/SECONDARY%207-12.pdf

Link to TeachNM which outlines how a teacher advances from one level to the next http://teachnm.org/programs/professional-development-dossier/pdd-for-teachers.html

A complete application packet for initial licensure consists of the following;

  • $125.00 Money Order or Cashier’s Check made out to NMPED
  • Completed application (See attached form/pdf)
  • Be sure to check the correct teaching license requested (Secondary, Middle Level or Elementary) and endorsements (Middle, Secondary or Specialty) required, which you are qualified to obtain
  • 2 Sets of sealed Official Transcripts (1 for NMPED and 1 for our file)
  • If you are having your transcripts sent to our office, have them sent;  Attn:  your name.  Otherwise we will not know for whom the transcripts were issued.  If you are sending escript transcripts you will need to send a copy to NMPED to Rebecca Reyes  rebecca.reyes@state.nm.us or Sabra Royale at LicensureUnit@state.nm.us for licensure as well as sending a set to the Personnel Office 
  • Copies of teacher exam scores
The completed packet may be mailed to:
NMPED
Professional License Bureau
300 Don Gasper
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Gallup McKinley County Schools Recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. Gallup McKinley County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
 
The following person(s) has(have) been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:    
Ron Donkersloot                                              Mike Hyatt
P.O. Box 1318                                                    P.O. Box 1318
Gallup, NM 87305                                            Gallup, NM 87305
505-721-1061                                                    505-721-2248
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit The Department of Education’s (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR)   For the address and phone number of the office that services your area, call 1-800-421-3481.