NM Secondary Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements

New Mexico Secondary Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements


Secondary Mathematics Certification Available: Secondary Mathematics, Grades 7-12

Important Note Regarding Field Experiences and Licensure


Graduates of a WGU mathematics grades 5-12 teacher preparation program will be eligible for grades 7-12 mathematics teacher licensure in New Mexico, which will allow them to teach in any single subject mathematics classroom in that grade range.  

Secondary Mathematics Exams and Requirements: 


Exam Requirement Note
Content Exams

NMTA Mathematics (304)

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 Mathematics (14) may be substituted.

Pedagogy Exams

NMTA  Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary (052)

This exam must be passed before requesting a recommendation for teacher licensure.


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

WGU Program Requirement

Praxis 5161 Mathematics: Content Knowledge

Students must pass this exam 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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