National Evaluation Series (NES)
To become certified to teach in Arizona, prospective teachers must take two to three AEE (Arizona Educator Exam): one in professional knowledge (teaching skills) and one to two in subject knowledge.
To learn more about the AEE and to register to take it, please go to the NES website.
Additional information for Cross-categorical Special Education: It is highly recommended that you take an additional subject knowledge test if you plan to teach in Arizona. Cross-categorical students seeking certification should take: Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary, Subject Knowledge Special Education: Cross-categorical, plus, either: Elementary Education (subset I and II) or a secondary subject knowledge content area test.