New Mexico - PE teacher qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends newly hired staff who teach PE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.

New Mexico Statutes. 22-13-1.7. Elementary physical education.

D. An elementary physical education program that receives state financial support shall:

  • (1) provide for the physical education needs of students defined in this section; and
  • (2) use teachers with a license endorsement for physical education. The department shall annually determine the programs and the consequent number of students in elementary physical education that will receive state financial support in accordance with funding available in each school year.
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