New Jersey Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

If you test in New Jersey, your score report will be sent automatically to the New Jersey Department of Education. If you test outside of New Jersey, select the New Jersey Department of Education (state code 7666) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Preschool–Grade 3 Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 159

Elementary Education

Effective September 1, 2014, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) is the required test for Elementary K–6 certification.
If you have started the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5031) test prior to September 1, 2014, but have not yet completed the series, you have through August 31, 2015, to pass all four subtests. Scores will be accepted by the New Jersey Department of Education provided the approved passing scores are met by that date. Passing scores for each subtest are:

  • Reading and Language Arts Subtest (5032): 165
  • Mathematics Subtest (5033): 164
  • Social Studies Subtest (5034): 155
  • Science Subtest (5035): 159
To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary K–6 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157
Mathematics Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155
Science Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159
* 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.

Middle School Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Language Arts Literacy (5–8) Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Mathematics (5–8) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator allowed.) 5169 165
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Science (5–8) Middle School Science 5440 150
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Social Studies (5–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 158

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Science, Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 152
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 152
Science, Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 152
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 152
Science, Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 153
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 152
Science, Physical Science Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 152
and
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 141
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 152
Science, Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 141
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 152
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 157
Speech Arts and Dramatics Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 143
and
Theatre 5641 153
Theatre Theatre 5641 153

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
Health & Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 160
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 153
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 148
Reading Teaching Reading 5204 159

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
French; Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: World Languages/French (5–8) French: World Language 5174 162
German; Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: World Languages/German (5–8) German: World Language 5183 163
Spanish; Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: World Languages/Spanish (5–8) Spanish: World Language 5195 168

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Principal School Leaders Licensure Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6011 163
School Administrator School Superintendent Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6021 160

Career and Technical Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Career and Technical Education Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 150
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).
Business Education
(All Endorsements)
Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 154
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153
Industrial Technology Technology Education 5051 159
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 158
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 159

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Highly Qualified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Speech-Language Specialist Speech-Language Pathology 5331 162

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