NM Basic Skills Requirements

New Mexico Basic Skills Requirements

Note:  While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible.  State requirements change frequently. It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.

Basic Skills Exam: NES Essential Academic Skills Subtests I (Reading), II (Writing) and III (Mathematics)
(If passed prior to 1/5/2015: New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Basic Skills (01))

New Mexico requires the NES Essential Academic Skills exam (3 subtests).  You are required to pass New Mexico's basic skills examination within the first 6 months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT)  domain at WGU. This test fulfills WGU's basic skills requirement, Praxis I.

See NMTA Essential Academic Skills page for information on test dates, fees, and registration. 

You should register to take your basic skills examination when you begin studying Foundations of Teaching to ensure you have time to complete the examination prior to enrollment in Effective Teaching Practices.

To ensure that WGU receives your scores and can verify your eligibility for DT, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to
scores@wgu.eduIf you uploaded your official basic skills passing scores as part of your DT application, you do not need to fax or email your scores separately.




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