Department of Secondary and Middle School Education
(effective Fall 2008)
K-12 Subject Field Specialization is a 30-credit major that qualifies students to become eligible for certification as a teacher for specific content areas on the middle and secondary school levels. This major uses students' subject area specialization as a framework for learning about methods and materials for teaching a specific content area in middle/junior high and high school. Field-based experiences are an integral part of this program so that students can apply learning from coursework to content area classrooms.
Please contact: Dr. Djanna Hill, 973-720-2260
Undergraduate Secondary K-12 Subject Area Certification with Endorsement as Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)
The Department of Secondary and Middle School Education and the Department of Special Education and Counseling have collaborated to create a dual licensure program for undergraduate students seeking to teach regular and special education students in a specific subject area, such as English, social studies, math, or a laboratory science.
Please contact: Dr. Peter Griswold - 973-720-3761
This program reflects the importance of field experiences with bilingual students and is coordinated with existing field work in your Education major. Candidates for this endorsement will be required to do either their practicum placement or their student teaching in a bilingual setting. The following majors are not compatible with a K-12 Subject Field Bilingual Endorsement are Chinese, Japaneses, French, Spanish and English.
Please contact: Dr. Alison Dobrick - 973-720-3674
This program offers a graduate curriculum leading to a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing to teach in one of the following fields: art, biological science, English, French, mathematics, music, physical science, social studies, or Spanish, depending on the student's academic background.
Please Contact: Dr. Julie Rosenthal - 973-720-3087
The Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program requires the completion of 15-21 credits beyond post-baccalaureate certification, depending on the certification sought.
Certification is available in:
- K-12 subject field specialization (art, biology, English, French, math, music, physics, social studies, or Spanish
K-12 Foreign Language Candidates
Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate
Effective September 1, 2010
ETS is now offering a new WORLD LANGUAGE TESTS for French, German, and Spanish. Four administrations of these tests will be offered during the 2010-2011 administration year. Each administration will have a 4 day window of testing, rather than just 1 day of testing. The phone number for Prometric is 1-800-853-6773. Registration for the World Language test can be via phone or online. ETS has a link for the center available on the ETS website.
IMPORTANT PRAXIS UPDATES
NEW! PRAXIS II CHANGES AS OF 9/1/2013
PRAXIS II State Requirement Changes:
The New Jersey Department of Education has announced several new PRAXIS II exams effective SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 (see below).
Candidates who have taken and passed the previous Praxis II for any of the areas listed below, prior to September 1, 2013, will be able to use those scores for licensure and do NOT need to take the new exams.
CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN THE CURRENT PRAXIS II TEST for these particular areas, PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2013, WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS THE NEW EXAM AND ADHERE TO THE NEW PASSING GUIDELINES- NO EXCEPTIONS! PASSING REQUIRED PRAXIS TEST(S) SCORES MUST BE OBTAINED TO STUDENT TEACH."
New Praxis Test Information (Effective September 1, 2013) Praxis Test Test Code New Passing Score:
Middle School Mathematics 5169 qualifying score 165
The information in the chart above is derived from an attachment on the NJ Department of Education’s Office of Licensure and Credential (homepage item: Amendments to the Licensure Code Effective July 2, 2013)