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Teaching and Leading in New Mexico

Teachers and educators in New Mexico now have full access to ETS's Praxis® tests — to help them demonstrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy and instructional skills for the classroom. Beginning January 1, 2020, the Praxis tests will be offered along with the current provider to support a seamless transition to using all Praxis tests in September 2020. The tests that are now available for New Mexico's licensure and certification process include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) — comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments — tests that measure general and subject-specific content knowledge that you need for beginning teaching

Students are eligible to receive a Praxis Interactive Practice Test for the test(s) they need to take for New Mexico licensure. Please contact your educator preparation program to request an order form.

Learn more about teaching and leading in New Mexico.

Overview

Test Requirements In Your State

Make sure you're taking the right tests for each area of certification you seek.

The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin

Familiarize yourself with the registration process, test day procedures, score reporting and more.

Ready to Take a Praxis Test?

Find out how you can register online, by mail or by phone.

New Mexico Department of Education

The New Mexico Public Education Department determines New Mexico's certification requirements, eligibility standards, Praxis passing score requirements and reciprocity agreements. For more information about New Mexico's approved educator preparation programs or testing requirements, visit their website.

Visit the New Jersey Department of Education website

Other Programs Used in New Mexico

ParaPro

Measures your knowledge and skills in reading, writing and mathematics to assist in classrooms Learn more about Parapro