Undergraduate Certification

 Application for Certification:
  • Applications are available on line on the New Jersey Licensure and Praxis Information Page.
  • Completed applications are to be returned to the Office of Certification during the final semester in program.
  • Submission deadlines are as follows: Fall - October 1; Spring - March 1; Summer - June 1.
  • All applications must be notarized prior to submitting to the Office.
  • If your certification area requires a Praxis II exam, please submit your application regardless of your achievement on the examination
  • The State will not issue a license to teach without completing a teacher education program, passing the necessary Praxis II exam(s) (if required for your area), a bachelor's degree and a major appropriate to the area of certification. 
     
Letters of Program Completion

Letters of Completion and/or Recommendations for Certification will not be submitted until:

  • degrees are posted;
  • student teaching reports are received; and
  • Praxis scores are submitted to Certification

 

Important Reminders 

Practicum and Student Teaching

Do not forget to apply for practicum and student teaching through the Office of Field Experiences -- applications must be submitted one year in advance
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 DO NOT FORGET TO apply for graduation

Submission deadlines are as follows: January graduation - October 1; May graduation - February 1; August graduation - June 1

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