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Assessment Requirements for Educators

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Assessment Requirements for Educators 2020-07-07T15:47:40-06:00

Applicants may take either the current NMTA exam or the PRAXIS exam.

Registration is available at NMTA (New Mexico Teacher Assessments) and NES (National Evaluation Series) by Pearson through December 21, 2020 (or) the PRAXIS exam by ETS (Educational Testing Service) beginning January 1, 2020.

Effective January 1, 2021, the NMPED will ONLY accept PRAXIS tests for licensure.

COVID-19 Update

The New Mexico-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers (Pearson Professional Centers) for New Mexico Teacher Assessments and NES (National Evaluation Series) testing re-opened on May 16, 2020. (See NMTA website for details.) Please be aware that tests centers will implement physical distancing and other measures to ensure the safety of testing candidates and their employees.

PRAXIS is currently offering some of their tests to be taken at home. Learn more at the PRAXIS website.

Khan Academy® Official Praxis® Core Prep
Praxis Test at Home

 


Educator Testing Requirements

In order to become a licensed educator in New Mexico, you must meet the required test scores for the following exam requirements:



Educational Administrator: PRE K-12 (NMTA)


Educational Administrator: PRE K-12 (PRAXIS)


Educational Diagnostician: PRE K-12 (NMTA)


Educational Diagnostician: PRE K-12 (PRAXIS)


School Counselor: PRE K-12 (NMTA)

School Counselor: PRE K-12 (PRAXIS)


LINKS TO ASSESSMENT EXAMS

NMTA Exams Requirements Comparability 09/26/2018

New Mexico Assessment Requirements for Educators (01/14/20 rev.) NEW


GENERAL INQUIRIES

NMTA/New Mexico Teacher Assessments

Phone:
1-866-613-3295
1-413-256-2884

Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. MT (excluding holidays)

Email: NMTA for assistance

Website: https://www.nmta.nesinc.com/Contacts.aspx

Mail:
New Mexico Teacher Assessments
Evaluation Systems
Pearson
Post Office Box 660
Amherst, MA 01004-9012

GENERAL INQUIRIES

ETS-Praxis

Phone:
1-800-772-9476 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada)
1-609-771-7395 (all other locations)

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. ET (except for U.S. holidays)

Recorded information is available 24 hours a day with a touch-tone phone. Phones are busiest between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET and all day on Monday.

Email: praxis@ets.org for assistance

Website: www.ets.org/praxis

Chat: Praxis Chat

Mail:
ETS — Praxis®
P.O. Box 6051
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051

Use this address for general inquiries only. Do NOT mail check payments with registration forms to this address. See the registration form for mailing instructions.


 

Page last updated July 7, 2020