New Jersey Middle Grades Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements
In order to be eligible for Middle Grades licensure in NJ you must hold an Elementary K-6 license. The Elementary K-6 license requires 60 hours of coursework in liberal arts and a passing score on the Praxis 5001. WGU's Bachelor programs cover this coursework; Post-Baccalaureate and Masters students need to have completed this requirement in previous coursework or hold an Elementary K-6 license.
Content Exams: 1. Required for Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 Certification: Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(OR if taken prior to 9/1/2014: Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects OR if taken prior to 9/1/2012: Praxis 0014 (paper) or 5014 (computer), Elementary Education: Content Knowledge) AND 2. Required for Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: Mathematics in Grades 5-8 Certification: Praxis 5169, Middle School Mathematics(OR if taken prior to September 2013, Praxis 0069 Middle School Mathematics) This also meets the WGU Program Requirement.