National Evaluation Systems Assessments (NES)

Educator certification requirements vary from state to state. The NES® for New Mexico website has information on each test, including cost and preparation materials.  All of the NES tests are online and available year-round, by appointment only.

General information:

Below is a table outlining the tests required for each licensure area:

Teaching License Testing Requirements for an Initial License
Early Childhood NES: Essential Academic Skills
NMTA Early Childhood Education Teacher Competency test
Elementary Education NES: Essential Academic Skills: Subtest I: Reading; Subtest II: Writing; Subtest III: Mathematics
NES: Elementary Assessments: Elementary Education Subtest I; Elementary Education Subtest II
NES: Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction
NES: Professional Knowledge: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary
Secondary Education NES: Essential Academic Skills: Subtest I: Reading; Subtest II: Writing; Subtest III: Mathematics
NES: Secondary Assessments: Business Education; English Language Arts; Family and Consumer Sciences; General Science; Mathematics; Social Science
NES: K-12 Assessments: English to Speakers of Other Languages; French; German; Music; Physical Education; School Counselor; School Library Media Specialist; Spanish; Special Education
NES: Professional Knowledge: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary
Special Education NES: Essential Academic Skills: Subtest I: Reading; Subtest II: Writing; Subtest III: Mathematics
NES: K-12 Assessments: Special Education
NES: Professional Knowledge: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary OR Secondary
Middle School NES: Middle Grades Assessments: Middle Grades English Language Arts; Middles Grades General Science; Middle Grades Mathematics; Middle Grades Social Science