New undergraduate program entry requirements:
As of September 2015, ALL students who have not already successfully completed phase I coursework must fulfill new program entry requirements in order to take any upper level education courses. Program entry requirements include:
*Students will complete phase I courses in the College of Education to meet the new program entry requirements.
New Praxis Core requirement:
The State of New Jersey is requiring teacher candidates to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test in math (test #5732), reading (test #5712), and writing (test # 5722). Passing scores on the tests are 150, 156, and 162, respectively. You can register for the tests at https://www.ets.org/praxis. Additional information, such as test dates and locations, can be found online at http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/.
The CORE must be taken and passed prior to entry into an educator preparation program.
Note: This requirement is waived for candidates with at least:
This requirement is also waived for candidates who successfully complete all phase I coursework before September 2015 with a grade of B- or above.
New GPA requirement:
Effective fall 2016, ALL candidates for teacher certification, graduate or undergraduate, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. This requirement can be waived with a minimum 2.75 GPA and a score on the appropriate state test of subject matter knowledge (PRAXIS) that exceeds the passing score by at least 10%.