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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.

Educator Preparation Entry Assessment

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Admission to an educator preparation program Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5733 *
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Preschool–Grade 3 Early Childhood Education 5025 *

Elementary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary K–6 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 *
Mathematics Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 *
Social Studies Subtest 5004 *
Science Subtest(On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 *
* 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 inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Language Arts Literacy (5–8) Middle School English Language Arts 5047 *
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Mathematics (5–8) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 *
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Science (5–8) Middle School Science 5440 *
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Social Studies (5–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 *

Secondary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Science, Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 *
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Science, Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Science, Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 *
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Science, Physical Science Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 *
and
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Science, Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 *
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 *
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 *
Speech Arts and Dramatics Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 *
and
Theatre 5641 *
Theatre Theatre 5641 *

All Grades

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 *
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 *
Health & Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 *
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 *
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 *
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 *
Reading Teaching Reading 5206 *

World Languages

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
French; Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: World Languages/
French (5–8)
French: World Language 5174 *
German; Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: World Languages/
German (5–8)
German: World Language 5183 *
Spanish; Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: World Languages/
Spanish (5–8)
Spanish: World Language 5195 *

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Principal School Leaders Licensure Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6990 *
School Administrator School Superintendent Assessment(Must use SLS website to register.) 6991 *

Career and Technical Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Career and Technical Education Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723 *
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5733 *
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).
Business Education
(All Endorsements)
Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 *
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 *
Industrial Technology Technology Education 5051 *
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 *
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 *

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Speech-Language Specialist Speech-Language Pathology 5331 *

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin.

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