NM Middle Grades Science Certification and Exam Requirements

New Mexico Middle Grades Science Certification and Exam Requirements


Middle Grades Science Certification Available: Middle Level Science, Grades 5-9

Middle Grades Science Exams and Requirements: 


Exam Requirement Note
Content Exams

NMTA Middle Grades General Science (204)

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


If passed prior to 1/5/2015: NMTA Middle Level Science (25) may be substituted.

Pedagogy Exams

NMTA Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary (051)


NMTA  Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary (052)

One of these exams must be passed before requesting a recommendation for teacher licensure.


If passed prior to 1/5/2015: New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Competency—Elementary (03) OR New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Competency—Secondary (04) may be substituted.

WGU Program Requirement

a) Praxis 5440 Middle School Science
b) Praxis 5439 Middle School Science
c) Praxis 5435 General Science: Content Knowledge*

Students must pass one of these exams before applying for graduation.


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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