NM Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements

New Mexico Social Science Certification and Exam Requirements


Secondary Social Science Certification Available: Secondary History, Geography, Economics, Civics and Government, Grades 7-12 

Secondary Social Science Exams and Requirements:


Exam Requirement Note
Content Exams

NMTA Social Science (303)

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 History, Geography, Economics, Civics and Government (16) may be substituted.

Pedagogy Exams

NMTA  Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary (052)

Students must pass this exam 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 5081, Social Studies: 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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