New Jersey Middle Grades Science Certification and Exam Requirements
In order to be eligible for Middle Grades licensure in New Jersey 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.
In New Jersey, this program leads to a certification in Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization: Science Grades 5 – 8 (CEAS).
1. Required for Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 Certification: Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (OR, if passed prior to 1/1/2015: Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects OR, if passed prior to 9/1/2012: Praxis 0014 (paper) or 5014 (computer), Elementary Education: Content Knowledge)
2. Required for Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: Science in Grades 5-8: Praxis 5440, Middle School Science (OR, if passed prior to 9/1/2014: Praxis 0439, Middle School Science)
This also meets the WGU Program Requirement.
Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in New Jersey
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your New Jersey Teaching License