Overview of New Mexico Testing Requirements
How to Qualify for School Psychologist Licensure
For initial licensure in New Mexico, all candidates must:
- Possess a Bachelor's, Master's or Educational Specialist Degree (earned from a regionally accredited college/university) AND
- Have a minimum of 60 graduate hours in a School Psychology program, including a practicum in a school setting OR
- Possess a Doctoral Degree in Psychology (earned from a regionally accredited college/university) that includes 12 semester hours of child-focused course work in development, assessment and intervention AND
- Have 600 hours of supervised experience in a school-related setting OR
- Possess a Psychologist or Psychologist Associate license issued by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners AND
- Pass the Praxis School Psychologist Test OR
- Possess a certificate issued by the National Association of School Psychologists.
Who Must Take the Praxis Tests?
- Applicants for licensure as a school psychologist must take The Praxis Series® test for that certification area.
- About the Praxis® Tests
- The Praxis Series® Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs