As of September 1, 2015, The State of New Jersey will require teacher candidates to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test in math (test #5732), reading (test #5712), and writing (test # 5722) before they can be admitted into a teacher preparation program. The PRAXIS Core measures general proficiency in reading, writing, and math. Passing scores on the tests are:
There are circumstances when a teacher candidate is not required to pass the Praxis Core. These include:
If students do not have a qualifying score on one of the exams above, they must pass the Praxis: Core Academic Skills for Educators test in Reading, Writing and Math.
Students must request their scores from the College Board (SAT), ACT Inc. (ACT), or ETS (GRE). There may be fees associated with ordering and sending your scores.
MCC advises that you take this test after you have prepared for it and completed 24 credits, including developmental course work if applicable. It is best for students to take the PRAXIS Core well before they start the application transfer process to a teacher preparation bachelor’s program.
Students can report their scores to the teacher preparation programs they are applying to. MCC would also like students to report their scores to our education program, using recipient code #2413.
Please visit www.ets.org/praxis for specific information about the test, preparing for the test, test fees, test locations and test dates.
The PRAXIS II Subject Assessments are required for NJ State Teacher Certification. The PRAXIS Subject test will match the content area you decide to specialize and be certified in. Students seeking NJ State Teacher Certification also must complete a Speech and Hearing Screening. For more information, visit http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/