Praxis II, ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)
IMPORTANT: It is a Monmouth University Requirement that you take and pass the Praxis II Test(s), ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) 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 student teaching. Please do not leave the test to the last minute!
The Praxis II Series 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 II Series 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.
Beginning with the 2014-2015 testing year, ETS will discontinue paper-delivered testing. is offering tests in computer-delivered format. Praxis II tests are delivered by computer at an international network of test centers that include Prometric test centers, some universities and other locations. These computer-delivered assessments are by scheduled appointment. Visit ETS Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you.
Important Test Requirement Updates – As of 9/1/2015
Preschool through Grade 3
Please Note: Monmouth University must receive an official notice of your Praxis II test results directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). When applying to take the Praxis II, you MUST indicate Monmouth University code #RA2416 as the Agencies To Receive Score Reports and Passing Information.
If you fail to report your scores to Monmouth University you will not be approved for student teaching.
When you complete the registration form for the Praxis, you MUST report your CORRECT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. If you do not give your social security number or give the wrong social security number, you will NOT receive your license from the State of New Jersey.
IMPORTANT: ETS is no longer mailing Praxis II test score reports to individuals. You MUST download your Praxis II score report from ETS. It is very important that you adhere to the ETS deadline to download your score reports to avoid paying an additional fee. www.ets.org/praxis: Your official score report will be available to you online via your Praxis account on the score report release date, approximately four weeks after the test date.
ACTFL Language Testing
Students who are seeking certification in Spanish must pass the Spanish ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview in addition to the Praxis II World Language: Spanish test.
- Candidates MUST contact the Foreign Language Department to arrange for a proctor to obtain available dates and times
- After obtaining dates and times that the proctor is available, contact Language Testing International (LTI) to schedule the OPI
- If a candidate does not receive a score of Advanced Low or higher on the Spanish OPI they are required to wait 90 days before testing again
- LTI offers a one-time option to waive the 90 day waiting period between tests. A candidate must contact LTI to request this option indicating a valid reason and approval
- Test results are available from LTI anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks from the test date
- Candidates can pay an additional fee to expedite the test results (results available in 1 to 2 weeks)
Students who are seeking certification in Chinese must pass the Chinese ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).
Students who are seeking certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) must pass the English language ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the English Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).
Students who are seeking certification in Bilingual/Bicultural must pass the ACTFL English OPI, English WPT, Target Language OPI, and Target Language WPT.
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 www.languagetesting.com or by calling the Language Testing International Office at 914-963-7110. Your Certificate of Proficiency must be submitted to the Certification, Field Placements and School Partnerships Office to be approved for student teaching.
For the most current information on test requirements for the specific teaching license you are seeking, please visit the ETS website: www.ets.org/praxis – New Jersey.
Test Requirements for Instructional Endorsement
|Art||Art: Content Knowledge (5134): 158|
ACTFL English Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI): Intermediate High and English Writing Proficiency Test (WPT): Advanced Low
ACTFL Chinese Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI): Intermediate High
|Elementary Education K-6
To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest.
If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering.
If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
|Elementary School with Specialization: Language Arts Literacy
|Middle School English Language Arts (5047): 164|
|Elementary School with Specialization: Mathematics (5-8)||Middle School Mathematics (5169): 165 On-screen calculator provided|
|Elementary School with Specialization: Social Studies (5-8)||Middle School Social Studies (5089): 158|
|Elementary School with Specialization: Science (5-8)||Middle School Science (5440): 150 new test requirement starting 9/1/2014|
|English||English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038): 167|
|English as a Second Language||ACTFL English Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI): Advanced Low and English Writing Proficiency Test (WPT): Advanced Low|
|Health and Physical Education||Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge (5857): 160 new test requirement starting 9/1/2014|
|Mathematics||Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161): 160 On-screen graphing calculator provided|
|Music||Music: Content Knowledge (5113): 153|
|Preschool through Grade 3||Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (5025): 156|
|Science (Biological)||Biology: Content Knowledge (5235): 152
General Science: Content Knowledge (5435): 152
|Science (Chemistry)||Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245): 152
|Science (Physical Science)||Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245): 152
|Science (Physics)||Physics: Content Knowledge (5265): 141
General Science: Content Knowledge (5435): 152
|Social Studies||Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081): 157|
|Spanish; and/or Elementary School with Specialization:
|Spanish: World Language (5195): 168
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI): Advanced Low
|Students with Disabilities||No Praxis|
New Jersey Test Requirements – Qualifying Scores: www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements