All students applying for Elementary Education certification in New Jersey are required to pass the new Praxis II for Elementary Content Knowledge, #5001 (Elementary Content Knowledge, Multiple Subjects Test.) You must pass the appropriate Praxis II test in your content area before you can be approved for Clinical Practice. Plan to take the test in your first few years of study so you have time to retake the test or any of the four sections if you do not pass.
The Office of Clinical Experiences and Applied Research also has Praxis preparation materials in Jubilee 423 for your use. The Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Test includes an in-depth set of flash cards in the areas of Reading and Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The Praxis exam for elementary education includes high school-level content knowledge so you may want to review the content before taking the test. You can sign out test preparation study guides for the following subjects:
- AP U.S. History
- AP World History
- AP Biology
- General Science
- English, Language Arts and Composition
- Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Prep
Students whose Primary Language is Not English
Student can request 50% extended time on the Praxis if their primary language is not English.
Students are not eligible for this extension if they are taking a language Praxis. Follow the link to complete the appropriate documents to apply for extended time.
Be aware that you must allow four weeks before your exam date for your request to be processed and that you will be sending some documentation by mail. For this reason, it is recommended that you complete and mail all documents five weeks before your Praxis date.
Helpful Praxis II Prep Websites:
- Teacher Test Prep:
Specializes in helping aspiring teachers pass their credentialing exams. Regardless of the area of concentration chosen, unique tools are provided to give specific insight into the content tested each year.
- Quizlet-PRAXIS 5031 Vocabulary Words:
Use these to hone your skills with the Reading and Language Arts “buzz words.”