PRAXIS II EXAMS AND QUALIFYING SCORES
(Required by the NJ Department of Education for Certification)

PRAXIS TEST REQUIREMENTS

The N

The New Jersey State Department of Education requires the following Praxis II tests for licensing*:

NOTE:  test codes that begin with “5” or “6” are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with “0” or “1” are delivered on paper. 
All tests are available in paper format unless otherwise noted.
 

Licensure Area

Test Code

Praxis II Test(s) Required

NJ Qualifying Score (as of 12/01/07)

Art

0134

Art:  Content Knowledge

158

Early Childhood P-3

0022
OR

5022

Early Childhood : Content Knowledge

159

Elementary School Teacher K-5

0014
OR

5014

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

141

Elementary w/Specialization: Language Arts & Literacy (5-8)

0049
OR

5049

 

Middle School English Language Arts

 

156

Elementary w/Specialization:  Mathematics (5-8)

 

0069

 

Middle School Mathematics

 

152

Elementary w/Specialization: Social Studies (5-8)

0089
OR

5089

 

Middle School Social Studies

 

158

Elementary w/Specialization:

Science (5-8)

 

0439

 

Middle School Science

 

145

English

0041

English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge

162

English as a Second Language

 

No test currently required for licensure**

 

Health and Physical Education

0856

Health & Physical Education: Content Knowledge

151

Mathematics

0061

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

137

Music

0113

Music: Content Knowledge

153

Physical Education

0091

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

148

Science

  Biology

 

0235

0435

 

Biology: Content Knowledge

General Science: Content Knowledge

 

152

152

  Chemistry

0245

0435

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

General Science: Content Knowledge

152

152

  Earth Science

0571

0435

Earth & Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

General Science: Content Knowledge

153

152

Social Studies

10081

Social Studies:  Content Knowledge

157

Spanish: World Language

5195

Spanish Content Knowledge (Computer test only)

168

Special Education: including

  Teacher of Students w/Disabilities (TSD)

 

No test currently required for licensure**

 

Speech Arts and Theatre

0221

0640

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

Theatre

143

570

Speech-Language Specialist

0330

Speech Language Pathology

550

Theatre

0640

Theatre

570

 

*Students in multiple certification programs, i.e. P-3/Elementary, K-5/5-8, TSD/K-5/5-8, are required to take and pass a Praxis II exam for EACH CERTIFICATION in order to be certified by the State of New Jersey.

**REQUIREMENT:  The College of Education requires that all professional internship students schedule, take and pass the respective Praxis II Test for the teacher certification that he/she is seeking before he/she can participate in the internship field experience. 

  1. Students seeking ESL licensing will be required to pass the Elementary Education Content Knowledge Test to meet this policy.  

  2. Students seeking additional certifications/endorsements with the Teacher of Students w/Disabilities endorsement will be required to take and pass the Praxis II exam(s) for their content area certification(s) in order to meet the COE policy; for example:  TSD/K-12 Mathcandidates are required to pass Praxis II #0061 to perform the internship, TSD/K-5/5-8 candidates are required to pass both th Elementary Ed exam AND the content area exam.  P-3/K-5 undergraduate Early Childhood candidates are required to take and pass  BOTH the Early Childhood Content Knowledge Test (#0022) AND the Elementary Education Content Knowledge Exam (#0014).

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure to schedule and pass the appropriate Praxis II Test within the required timeframe.  A student will not be able to participate in the professional internship without submitting a copy of a passing Praxis II Examinee Score Report to the Teaching Performance Center by the stated deadlines: August 15 for fall internship, November 1 for internships being performed.