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Teacher Candidate Test Requirements

Praxis, ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI/OPIc) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)

IMPORTANT: It is a Monmouth University Requirement that you take and pass the Praxis Test(s), ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI/OPIc) for Spanish, Chinese, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual/Bicultural, and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) for ESL and Bilingual/Bicultural prior to Clinical Practice. Please do not leave the test to the last minute!

The Praxis is an Educational Testing Service (ETS) program that provides tests and other services for states to use as part of their teacher certification process. Students are required to take one or more Praxis tests if they want to teach, or obtain a professional certificate in a state (including New Jersey) that includes these tests as part of its teacher licensure process.

Praxis Registration Bulletins are available through ETS: You can contact ETS at 1-800-772-9476 or 1-609-771-7395.

Please Note: Monmouth University must receive an official notice of your Praxis test results directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). When applying to take the Praxis, you MUST indicate Monmouth University code #2416 as the Agencies To Receive Score Reports and Passing Information.

When you register online for the Praxis, you MUST report your CORRECT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

For the most current information on test requirements for the specific teaching license you are seeking, please visit the ETS website: – New Jersey.

ACTFL Language Testing

The tests are administered by the ACTFL Language Testing Office and all information regarding registration, fees, testing, and test sites can be accessed by going to or by calling the Language Testing International Office at 1-800-486-8444. Your Certificate of Proficiency must be submitted to the Certification, Field Placements and School Partnerships Office to be approved for Clinical Practice.

Additional Information:

Applicants must achieve the current required passing score(s) for certificate issuance. Passing scores are always subject to change. A test score must meet the current passing score to satisfy the test requirement.

New Jersey Test Requirements – Qualifying Scores: