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, and ESL, and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) for ESL 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.
ETS is offering tests in computer-delivered format. These computer-delivered assessments are given by appointment through a national network of Prometric Testing Centers. Visit ETS Test Centers and Dates: http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates/ to find testing centers near you or call Prometric Candidate Services at 800-853-6773.
IMPORTANT TEST REQUIREMENT UPDATES – Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School Mathematics, English Language Arts, Mathematics and Music
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.
Students who are seeking certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) must pass the English language ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and the English Writing Proficiency Test (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 (0134) paper-deliveredOrArt: Content Knowledge (5134) computer-delivered
ACTFL English Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and English Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)AndACTFL Target Language OPI and WPT
ACTFL Chinese Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Elementary School Teacher K-6
Elementary Education: Multiple Subject (5031) computer-delivered onlyTo pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subject test you must receive a passing score on each subject test.You must take the full test on your initial attempt.
If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subject tests, you may take that subject test again for a reduced fee.Reading & Language Arts (5032), Mathematics (5033), Social Studies (5034) and Science (5035)
Elementary School with Specialization: Language Arts Literacy (5-8)
Starting 9/1/2013:Middle School English Language Arts (5047) computer-delivered ONLY
Elementary School with Specialization: Mathematics (5-8)
Starting 9/1/2013:Middle School Mathematics (5169) computer-delivered ONLY On-screen calculator provided
Elementary School with Specialization: Social Studies (5-8)
Middle School Social Studies (0089) paper-deliveredOrMiddle School Social Studies (5089) computer-delivered
Elementary School with Specialization: Science (5-8)
Middle School Science (0439)
Starting 9/1/2013:English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038) computer-delivered ONLY
English as a Second Language
ACTFL English Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and English Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)
Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge (0856) paper-deliveredOrHealth and Physical Education: Content Knowledge (5856) computer-delivered
Starting 9/1/2013:Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) computer-delivered ONLY On-screen graphing calculator provided
Starting 9/1/2013:Music: Content Knowledge (5113) computer-delivered ONLY
Preschool through Grade 3
Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (0022) paper-deliveredOrEarly Childhood: Content Knowledge (5022) computer-delivered
Biology: Content Knowledge (0235) paper-deliveredOrBiology: Content Knowledge (5235) computer-delivered (September 2012)
AndGeneral Science: Content Knowledge (0435) paper-deliveredOrGeneral Science: Content Knowledge (5435) computer-delivered (September 2012)
Chemistry: Content Knowledge (0245) paper-deliveredOrChemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) computer-delivered (September 2012)
Science (Physical Science)
Chemistry: Content Knowledge (0435) paper-deliveredOrChemistry: Content Knowledge (5435) computer-delivered (September 2012)
AndPhysics: Content Knowledge (0265) paper-deliveredOrPhysics: Content Knowledge (5265) computer-delivered (September 2012)
Social Studies: Content Knowledge (0081) paper-deliveredOrSocial Studies: Content Knowledge (5081) computer-delivered
Spanish; and/or Elementary School with Specialization: Languages/Spanish (5-8)
Spanish: World Language (5195) computer-deliveredAndACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Students with Disabilities
New Jersey Test Requirements - Qualifying Scores: http://www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements