NJ Middle Grades Science Certification and Exam Requirements


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).

Content Exams:
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


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