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%.
New matriculation requirements for graduate students seeking teacher certification
Students may take up to 6 graduate credits before matriculating into a graduate program.