Certificate of Eligibility (CE) – for U.S. citizens
Certificate of Qualification (CQ) – for non U.S. citizens
Grade Point Average (CE & CQ)
GPA – All candidates for certification must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be recommended for a teaching license by the TCNJ Certification Office.
Basic Skills Requirement (CE & CQ)
Achieve a passing score on ONE of the following tests:
Cut scores to meet basic skills requirement (SAT, ACT, GRE)
Praxis Core – Reading 156, Math 150, Writing 162
SAT – Math 570, 610 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing or 30 Reading Section
ACT – Math 23, English 23
GRE – Quantitative 156, Verbal 155
*If a candidate completed and passed the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST / Praxis I) prior to June 2014, the Department will accept passing scores on those exams to satisfy the basic skills requirement (passing scores on the PPST are as follows: Reading: 175, Math: 174, Writing: 173).
For More Information Please Visit the Educator Web Page at: http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/rpr/preparation/BasicSkillsExemptionCutScores.pdf
Praxis II Scores (CE only)
All teacher candidates must successfully pass the Praxis exam relevant to their course of study and desired certification area.
- Select NJ DOE (R7666) as an ETS score recipient when registering for your test
- Upload the official score report (including subscores) into the Global Certification Documentation Portal
edTPA Scores (CE only)
All teacher candidates graduating must successfully submit and complete the edTPA as evidenced by a ANY numerical score on an official score report. The edTPA fee is $300, paid directly to edTPA.com when you register.
HIB/Bullying Training (all students via EPSY 523)
All teacher candidates must successfully complete the online training as evidenced by a certificate of completion OR course-embedded training (EPSY 523).
Please be advised that the NJPSA Legal One HIB training website has been updated and is now online. Registration Instructions
- Create an account at http://www.legalonenj.org (Only If you did not take EPSY 523 overseas)
- Register, receive a password, complete the courses, and take the assessments.
“Bullying 101 for Educators” and
“New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights”
- Save as a PDF the LEGAL ONE Certificate of Completion for each course
If you have taken the EPSY 523 course at a global site, you do NOT need to complete the above training.