A HARD COPY OF YOUR EXAMINEE SCORE REPORT MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE TEACHING PERFORMANCE CENTER IN WILLIS 110 BY THE POSTED DEADLINES IN ORDER FOR YOU TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PERFORM THE PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP.
EXAMINEE SCORE REPORTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE; THEY
ARE NO LONGER
MAILED TO YOU.
These score reports are only available for a period of 45 days. Please be sure to download and save your report, as well as print out several copies for future use.
What is the Kean University
College of Education Praxis Requirement?
|How do I register to take the PRAXIS?|
|Do I have to take and pass the PRAXIS before I can perform my Preprofessional (Junior) Field?||Is there anything special I need to know when registering for the PRAXIS Test?|
|Which PRAXIS Test do I have to take to meet the College of Education Requirement?||If my scores are being to sent to Kean University, why must I still submit a copy of my Examinee Score Report to meet the COE PRAXIS requirement?|
|I'm seeking Elementary Education certification and I am also a history major. Which PRAXIS do I take?||Does the University offer any PRAXIS review sessions?|
|I'm a student who has been accepted in the new K-5/5-8 Middle School Program. Do I have to take two (2) PRAXIS Tests?||How else can I study or practice for the PRAXIS II Test?|
|When should I take the PRAXIS?||What if I have a documented disability or English is not my first language? Are there any special accommodations?|
|When I visit the ETS PRAXIS site, it lists PRAXIS I, II and III tests. Do I have to take all three? Which do I take?||I've already taken the PRAXIS II Test. Do I have to take it again? Must I still attach a copy of my Examinee Score Report to my professional internship application?|
|What if I pass the PRAXIS II test(s) but do not turn in my scores by the deadline?||If I am not able to student teach as planned, what then?|
|What if I am in the Special Education Program - What Praxis II do I take?||Do students in the Early Childhood Program need to take TWO Praxis II tests?|
On November 7, 2005, the College of Education at Kean University approved a policy requiring all College of Education students to schedule, take and pass the respective Praxis II test(s) for their area of initial teacher certification BEFORE they will be allowed to perform their professional internship (student teaching). This policy went into effect in September 2006. The policy affects ALL College of Education students seeking initial teacher certification.
Proof of passing Praxis II scores in the form of a copy of the student's Praxis II Score Report from ETS must be submitted to the Teaching Performance Center with the internship application for field placement. If test scores are not available at the time of application, they must be submitted no later than August 1 for students performing fall semester internships and November 1 for spring semester internships.
IMPORTANT: Listing Kean University as a recipient of your scores at the time of registration does NOT meet the requirements of this policy. A hard copy of a student's passing ETS Praxis II Score Report(s) MUST be hand-delivered, faxed or emailed to the Teaching Performance Center to meet the COE Policy.
All College of Education students seeking initial teacher certification are covered by this policy and no exceptions will be permitted. No student will be permitted to perform an internship unless passing Praxis II scores are on file in the Teaching Performance Center.
Passing Praxis II scores for each area of certification are determined by the New Jersey Department of Education and are subject to change.
Examinee Score Reports are only available online at www.ets.org approximately 3 weeks after the test date. Scores are only available for 45 days from the date they are posted. Please be sure to download and save your score report as well as print out several copies for future use. To meet the College of Education policy you may email your score as an attachment to email@example.com, mail it to the Teaching Performance Center (TPC)at the university address or drop it off to the TPC in Willis Hall, Room 110.
No. The Praxis requirement applies only to the professional internship, full-semester field experience.
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Students will be expected to take the Praxis II test(s) for their area of certification as designated by the College of Education. A list of intended certifications, the respective Praxis II test and passing score for each can be found here. For example, if you are seeking an initial teacher certification in Mathematics, you must take test #10061 Mathematics: Content Knowledge and pass with a score of 137 or higher. Please note that this COE requirement list may be different from the requirements for licensure by the State of New Jersey. Please consult the New Jersey Department of Education website http://nj.gov.njded/educators/license/1112.htm for the test(s) for licensure.
You need to take the Elementary Education Content Knowledge Praxis Test in order to meet the College of Education requirement and the requirement for state licensing. If you wish to pursue an endorsement to teach Social Studies, you will need to take the Social Studies Content Knowledge Test sometime in the future but that test is not a requirement for your initial teacher certification.
Yes. Beginning January 2011, the College of Education requires that you take and pass BOTH the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Praxis Test AND the Middle School Content exam for your academic content area in order to perform your student teaching.
TSD candidates are required to take the Praxis II exam for their content area, i.e., K-12 Math TSD students would take the Mathematics Content Knowledge exam, K-5 TSD would take the Elementary Education Content Knowledge test. Students seeking K-5/5-8 with a special education endorsement are required to take BOTH the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Praxis Test AND the Middle School Content exam for your academic content area in order to perform your student teaching.
If you are an undergraduate student in the Early Childhood Program, you are in a dual certification program and must take BOTH the Early Childhood Content Knowledge exam AND the Elementary Education Content Knowledge exam. Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate students only receive one certification and must take and pass the Early Childhood Content Knowledge test.
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The College of Education is recommending that you schedule and take the appropriate Praxis Test(s) as soon as you feel prepared in your content area. You no longer need to wait until you have earned 90 credits. Go to Educational Testing Services (ETS) Praxis Testing Information website (www.ets.org/praxis) and check the schedule of testing dates to determine the dates that tests are being given. Pay special attention to the dates that your score report is due back to meet the score submission deadline for the internship. It is also important to leave yourself enough time to retake the test and still meet the submission deadline.
Kean University students are only required to take the Praxis II test for their area(s) of initial teacher certification to meet College of Education and state licensing requirements. The majority of Praxis II tests are only offered in a pencil and paper format. Beginning October 2010, the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge exam (#5014) and the Spanish: World Language Content Exam (#5195) are being in a computer format. Please visit the ETS Praxis site for more information.
There are several ways to register for the Praxis. You can register online at ETS, download the registration form from the ETS website and mail it in, or order a registration bulletin by calling 1-800-772-9476. If you are paying by debit or credit card and want to take the computer format exams, you can call Prometric Candidate Services, the computer-based test administration center at 1-800-853-6773 to register.
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Yes. When registering you need to make sure that you are registering for the Praxis II - Paper-Based Test and that you are registering for the correct subject knowledge test. Double check the list of certifications and appropriate tests and check with your education advisor so that you are assured of registering for the correct test.
Important: You MUST include your social security number on all registrations. When registering online, the registration form will indicate that your SS# is optional. It is not. The State of New Jersey Department of Education uses your social security number to match your Praxis Test results with your application for teacher certification. If you SS# is missing or incorrect on your Praxis Test, the state will be unable to certify you.
Important: You must also indicate Kean University as a recipient of your Praxis results. Use the code RA2517 to have your score(s) sent to Kean. If you take the test at a New Jersey site, your results will automatically be sent to the New Jersey Department of Education. However, if you take your Praxis II Test outside of the state, you will need to indicate CODE 7666 to have the scores to sent to the New Jersey Department of Education. Having your scores sent to Kean University does not take the place of submitting a hard copy of your score report to the Teaching Performance Center to meet this COE policy and provide eligibility for the internship.
Praxis testing scores are reported back to the University in an electronic format, and, at this time, the Teaching Performance Center does not have access to those scores. We are, therefore, asking you to submit a copy of your Examinee Score Report which will indicate your name, your ID number, the Praxis Test(s) you took, your resulting score and whether or not you met the current NJ State Department of Education passing score. It will also provide the College with valuable information on the subsections of each test.
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Yes. The College of Education offers a series of free, Elementary Education Content Knowledge review sessions every semester. The College of Education also offers a six-week summer workshop on Praxis preparation. Further information about the free sessions or the summer workshop can be obtained by contacting the Dean's Office at 908-737-3750.
Praxis reviews for subject area certification, i.e. English, Mathematics, Social Studies, PE/Health, etc., are offered through the individual subject area department. Please contact the individual department for further information.
There are many resources available to students who wish more information on test preparation:
PLATO Computer-Assisted Instruction is available on campus. Contact Ms. Geraldine DeSapio at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 908-737-3783 for further information.
Free Test at a Glance (TAAG) publications are available for download at www.ets.org/praxis. Each TAAG includes detailed test descriptions, sample questions with answers and explanations, and test-taking strategies. The TAAGs also include scoring guides for constructed response questions.
Study Guides for some Praxis tests are available for purchase. Guides contain sample questions with an answer key and additional information about the test. See the Praxis Test bulletin or visit the Praxis website at www.ets.org/praxis.
Purchase test-taking books or other materials.
Various test testing tips, programs and Praxis information is also available on the internet.
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Educational Testing Services does offer special accommodations for test takers whose primary language is not English and for test takers with disabilities. See the Praxis Registration Bulletin specific information.
It is not necessary to retake the Praxis II Test for your area of certification as long as the result still meets the current New Jersey Department of Education passing score. However, if the score threshold has been increased since you took the Praxis II and your score does not meet that threshold or new tests have been implemented, you will need to retake the test. Check the list of certifications and tests for the current passing scores.
If you are a Graduate or Post-baccalaureate student who submitted scores for entrance into the program, please be advised that the Teaching Performance Center does not share files with the Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate offices. It is necessary for you to attach a copy of your Examinee Score Report to your internship application.
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If you do not submit a copy of your Examinee Score Report showing your test score(s) and that you passed the appropriate Praxis II test(s), you will not be allowed to student teach that semester. The Teaching Performance center must complete an audit of potential student teachers by the deadline date (August 1 for Fall interns and November 1 for Spring student teachers) in order to notify school districts in a timely manner if a student will not be coming as expected. Once a school is notified that a student is not student teaching, that decision will not be reversed and the student must delay student teaching for a semester. Therefore, it is imperative that students take this deadline seriously so as not to jeopardize their academic plans.
You have several options to choose from:
If you have other courses to take, we encourage you to take them instead.
If you have no further coursework, you may take a leave of absence of up to two semesters. To request a leave of absence, you must follow University guidelines as detailed in the Undergraduate or Graduate catalog and submit your request to the appropriate University officials. You must also notify the Teaching Performance Center of your intention to take a leave of absence.
You may audit a course that you feel will assist you in preparing to pass the appropriate Praxis II test.
Undergraduates in the Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary/Middle, Health & Physical Education and Secondary Education programs may request the College of Education's Dean's consent to forego student teaching and graduate without certification. Music and Art Education students must seek approval from the Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Should a student choose this option then later wish to return to the University to complete his/her certification, s/he must apply to the appropriate program and reapply for a new field experience placement. Please note that if a student chooses to return for certification, s/he may be required to retake one or more courses or take additional coursework as determined by the certification program.
REMEMBER: Examinee Score Reports are only available online at www.ets.org It will not be mailed to you. Please be sure to download and save your score report, as well as print out several copies for future use.
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