Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree from an accredited institution

 

  • 3.0 GPA (2.75 GPA for candidates who earned degree in 2012 or prior)

 

  • K-6 (Elementary Education) requires 60 credits in the liberal arts or sciences.

 

  • K-6/5-8 (Middle School Education) requires 15 credits in the subject area to be taught. 
  •  K-12 (Secondary Education) requires 30 credits in the subject area to be taught 12 credits must be a level 300 or 400 level.

 **Passing Praxis II scores by September (To start in January)**

 

  • Elementary Education requires candidates to pass Praxis II: Elementary Education Multiple Subjects: Content Knowledge (Code:5001)

 

  • Middle School Education requires candidates to pass Elementary Education Multiple Subjects: Content Knowledge (Code:5001) AND Middle School Subject: Content Knowledge (Code varies depending on subject desired to teach)
  • For example:
  • Praxis II Middle School Math (Code 5169)
  • Praxis II Middle School Science (Code 5440)
  • Praxis II Middle School Social Studies (Code 5089)
  • Praxis II Middle School English Language Arts (Code 5047)

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  • Essay: Why do I want to teach, and what do I want to teach? Include any experience working with children.
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Certificate of Eligibility from NJDOE for initial certification area: Elementary, Middle School or High School Education must be obtained by September
  •  Interview