• Teacher Candidate Test Requirements


    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.

    Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School Mathematics, English Language Arts, Mathematics and Music 

    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.

    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-delivered
    Art: Content Knowledge (5134) computer-delivered


    No Praxis

    ACTFL English Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and English Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)
    ACTFL Target Language OPI and WPT


    No Praxis

    ACTFL Chinese Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

    Elementary School Teacher


    Elementary Education: Multiple Subject (5031) computer-delivered only
    To 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

    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-delivered
    Middle 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-delivered
    Health 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-delivered
    Early Childhood: Content Knowledge (5022) computer-delivered

    Science (Biological)

    Biology: Content Knowledge (0235) paper-delivered
    Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) computer-delivered (September 2012)

    General Science: Content Knowledge (0435) paper-delivered
    General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) computer-delivered (September 2012)

    Science (Chemistry)

    Chemistry: Content Knowledge (0245) paper-delivered
    Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) computer-delivered (September 2012)

    General Science: Content Knowledge (0435) paper-delivered
    General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) computer-delivered (September 2012)

    Science (Physical Science)

    Chemistry: Content Knowledge (0435) paper-delivered
    Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5435) computer-delivered (September 2012)

    Physics: Content Knowledge (0265) paper-delivered
    Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) computer-delivered (September 2012)

    General Science: Content Knowledge (0435) paper-delivered
    General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) computer-delivered (September 2012)

    Social Studies

    Social Studies: Content Knowledge (0081) paper-delivered
    Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081) computer-delivered

    Spanish; and/or Elementary School with Specialization:
    Languages/Spanish (5-8)

    Spanish: World Language (5195) computer-delivered
    ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

    Students with Disabilities

    No Praxis

    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: http://www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements