NJ Teacher Education Admissions Requirements Finalized
Attention applicants to the 5-year and Post-baccalaureate Teacher Preparation/Certification Programs
Effective immediately, and including individuals submitting applications for the February 1, 2015 deadline to enroll in the Five-Year and/or Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation programs, the following changes to our minimum criteria for application are being implemented:
The GRE is no longer required for admission. Applicants should now complete the PRAXIS Core exam. Passing scores must be attained on the verbal, written and quantitative sections of the exam. Information regarding this test as well as passing score information can be found here.
In lieu of PRAXIS Core scores:
Applicants who scored at or above a 1660 on the SAT may submit those scores. SAT scores must not be older than five years at the February 1 application deadline.
Applicants who scored at or above a 23 on the ACT may submit those scores. ACT scores must not be older than five years at the February 1 application deadline.
Applicants may choose to submit GRE scores. In this case, applicants must attain a combined score of 310 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections, as well as a 4 or higher on the writing portion of the test. GRE scores must not be older than five years at the February 1 application deadline.
The minimum undergraduate GPA required to apply to the GSE Five-Year and/or Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Programs remains a 2.75.
THESE APPLICATION CRITERIA APPLY STRICTLY TO INITIAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS. ALL OTHER GSE MASTER’S AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMS REQUIRE THE GRE FOR APPLICATION.
THE RUTGERS GSE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS HAVE COMPETITIVE ADMISSIONS STANDARDS. MEETING THESE CRITERIA DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION INTO OUR PROGRAM.
There will be an information session for the Five-Year Teacher Education Program on Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Click here to learn more.
FAQs for New Admissions Criteria for Teacher Preparation/Certification programs:
Which Praxis Core test do I take?
You should take the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test.
Click here for test overview
What are the passing scores for the Praxis Core test?
Reading – 156
Writing – 162
Click here to see all passing scores
If I already took the GRE can I submit those scores?
Yes, but your combined score must be at least 310 plus a 4 or higher on the written section. If your scores are lower than a 310 and/or 4 in writing do not submit your scores.
Can I submit my best SAT scores from multiple tests?
Yes, we will accept your highest score for each area.
What school code do I use to submit my scores?
Praxis Core, SAT and ACT scores should be submitted to school code 2765. NOTE: If you submitted SAT/ACT scores as part of your admission to Rutgers as an undergraduate you do not need to resubmit your scores.
GRE scores should be sent to school code 2790.
My SATs/ACTs are more than five years old. What can I do?
You must take Praxis Core if your scores are older than 5 years at the application deadline.
Can I submit my scores from a Praxis I test for admission?
No, we do not accept Praxis I scores.
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