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.

Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.

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.

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" or "6" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" or "1" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Preschool–Grade 3 Early Childhood: Content Knowledge 5022 0022 159

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary K–5 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects(Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest(Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.

Middle School Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Language Arts Literacy (5–8) Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 164
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Mathematics (5–8) Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator allowed.) 5169 n/a 165
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Science (5–8) Middle School Science n/a 0439 145
Elementary School with Subject Matter Preparation: Social Studies (5–8) Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 158

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Science, Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 152
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 152
Science, Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 152
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 152
Science, Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 153
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 152
Science, Physical Science Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 152
and
Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 141
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 152
Science, Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 141
and
General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 152
Social Studies Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 157
Speech Arts and Dramatics Speech Communication: Content Knowledge 5221 n/a 143
and
Theatre n/a 0641 153
Theatre Theatre n/a 0641 153

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 158
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 n/a 167
Health & Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5856 0856 151
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge(On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160
Music Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 153
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 148
Reading Teaching Reading 5204 0204 159

World Languages

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

Administrator/School Leader

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

Career and Technical Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Career and Technical Education Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 n/a 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 n/a 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 5732 n/a 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 0101 154
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 150
Industrial Technology Technology Education 5051* n/a 159
Marketing Education Marketing Education n/a 0561 158
Technology Education Technology Education 5051* n/a 159

* Available beginning July 2014.

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Highly Qualified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Speech-Language Specialist Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 550

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

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