Licensure Applications and Directions

WPU Certification Information and Applications

PLEASE NOTE: As per directives from the New Jersey Department of Education's Director of the Office of Recruitment, Preparation and Certification, NJ education preparation programs (such as the WP College of Education) are to suspend process of recommending students for certification until the state has opened its newly created certification system which is expected to be sometime on or after June 1st. 

If you are completing a WP program leading to certification from the NJ Department of Education, please continue to regularly check your emails from WP the WP Office of Certification and Education Enrollment is eager to keep you updated and provide further directions as they are made available to the university. 

If you are pursuing your initial teaching certification, please be reminded that you may be given the opportunity to be placed in a classroom with the use of your substitute teaching certification, in the meantime.   

The Office of Education Enrollment and Certification confirms its commitment to its students who are pursing teaching and a wide variety of other education related certificates and greatly looks forward to the resuming of the recommendation process in the near future.

The Office of Education Enrollment & Certification

 Licensure Fees (NJ Department of Education)

$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)