NM BA Special Education/ Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

New Mexico BA Special Education/Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements


Certification Available for Graduates of WGU's BA Special Education/Elementary Education ProgramElementary Education K-8 and Special Education Pk-12

Elementary Education/ Special Education Exams and Requirements:

Exam Requirement Note
Content Exams

NMTA Elementary Education Subtests I and II (102, 103)


NMTA Special Education (601)

For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.
Pedagogy Exams

NMTA Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary (051)


NMTA Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction (104)

Both of these exams must be passed before requesting a recommendation for teacher licensure.
WGU Program Requirement

Praxis 5543, Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

Students who matriculated on or after 9/1/2011 must pass this exam before applying for graduation.



16 weeks divided between elementary and special education, as determined by WGU.



Visit these links for more important information:

General Information About Licensing in New Mexico
General Policies Regarding External Certification Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your New Mexico Teaching License




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