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Application for Recommendation by WPUNJ College of Education for State Licensure

The WP Office of Certification & Education Enrollment recommends qualifying WP students to the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) for licensure. Students must complete the Application for Professional Licensure and submit a check or money order for the state license fee (see list below) by the following deadlines:

Fall Completers: October 1st
Spring Completers: March 1st
Summer Completers: June 1st

A completer is one who is finishing a bachelor’s degree in education or a graduate level (post-baccalaureate) program in education or communication disorders. The application should be submitted by the deadline in the final semester of coursework.

LICENSURE FEES (subject to NJDOE changes)

~Check or Money Order made payable to: William Paterson University of New Jersey~

~Phone Number and Student ID# must be listed on the check/money order~

Submit the Application and fee to:
The Office of Education Enrollment & Certification
1600 Valley Road, Suite 4112 (Dean's Office) Wayne NJ 07470


$95.00 Fee

  • Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant
  • School Counselor
  • Supervisor
  • School Nurse

 $115.00 Fee

  • Communication Disorders

$170.00 Fee
($95.00 if applicant holds a standard license)◊

  • Associate School Library Media Specialist 
  • Educational School Library Media Specialist (CEAS unless one holds a standard Associate School Library Media Endorsement)
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities
  • Driver’s Education (always $170.00)
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Reading Specialist

$190.00 Fee

  • Elementary Education Teacher K-6
  • Early Childhood P-3
  • Teacher of Art
  • Teacher of Biological Science
  • Teacher of English
  • Teacher of French
  • Teacher of Heath & Physical Education
  • Teacher of Mathematics
  • Teacher of Music
  • Teacher of Physical Education
  • Teacher of Physical Science
  • Teacher of Social Studies
  • Teacher of Spanish
  • Teacher of Chinese
  • Teacher of Japanese
  • Teacher of Chemistry
  • Teacher of Earth Science
  • Principal
  • Middle School Subject

If you hold a Provisional TSD, Bilingual or ESL license, do not use the WPUNJ Licensure Application.  Contact the Office of Education Enrollment and Certification for further instructions.

Many WPUNJ students pursue education majors and additional endorsements.  Pursuing majors with additional endorsements allows one to be recommended for several licensure areas.  Note that each licensure area has an associated state fee.  Examples are:

  • Teacher of Elementary Education (K-6) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities ($190 + $170 = $360.00)
  • Teacher of Biology and ESL ($190 + $170 = $360.00)
  • Teacher of Elementary Education (K-6) and teacher of Preschool through Grade 3 ($190.00 + $190.00 = $380.00)
  • Elementary Education (K-6) with specialization in Middle School (5-8 subject area) and Teacher of Bilingual Education Endorsement (190 + 190 + 170= $550.00)