State law recommends newly hired staff who teach PE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.
Guide addresses certification, licensing, or endorsement requirements for health education teachers.
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.