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.
Praxis II Series Registration Bulletins are available through ETS: www.ets.org/praxis. You can contact ETS at 1-800-772-9476 or 1-609-771-7395.
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: http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates/ to find testing centers near you.
IMPORTANT TEST REQUIREMENT UPDATES – As of 9/1/2015Preschool through Grade 3
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.
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.
Art: Content Knowledge (5134): 158
ACTFL English Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI): Intermediate High and English Writing Proficiency Test (WPT): Advanced LowAndACTFL Target Language OPI: Advanced Low and 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 Education Multiple Subject new test requirement
four parts must be passed
Elementary School with Specialization: Language Arts Literacy (5-8)
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 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: Content Knowledge (5161): 160 On-screen graphing calculator provided
Music: Content Knowledge (5113): 153
Preschool through Grade 3
Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (5025): 156
Biology: Content Knowledge (5235): 152
General Science: Content Knowledge (5435): 152
Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245): 152
AndGeneral Science: Content Knowledge (5435): 152
Science (Physical Science)
AndPhysics: Content Knowledge (5265): 141
Physics: Content Knowledge (5265): 141
General Science: Content Knowledge (5435): 152
Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081): 157
Spanish; and/or Elementary School with Specialization: Languages/Spanish (5-8)
Spanish: World Language (5195): 168AndACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI): Advanced Low
Students with Disabilities
New Jersey Test Requirements - Qualifying Scores: http://www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements