Teacher Licensure State Requirements - New Jersey
Become a Teacher in New Jersey
Are you looking to make a difference? Completing a online teacher certification program can help you meet the requirements for becoming a teacher in New Jersey.
Before becoming a licensed teacher in New Jersey, you must meet all of New Jersey's teacher certification requirements (i.e., a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing), including:
- Completion of at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. For specific major/course requirements for your area of intended certification, click here.
- Passing scores on the required Praxis exams.
- Completion of a teacher preparation program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program.
- All teacher candidates must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on 4.0 scale in a baccalaureate degree program, higher degree program, or in a state-approved post-baccalaureate certification program with a minimum of 13 semester-hour credits.
- All teacher candidates must fulfill the physiology and hygiene requirements by presenting evidence of basic military training, OR by completing a course such as biology, health, or nutrition that appears on a regionally accredited 4-year college or university transcript, OR by completing a 35-question True/False test administered in the country office of education. Learn more here.
Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.
For the most current information about becoming a licensed teacher in New Jersey, please check the
New Jersey Department of Education website:
New Jersey Department of Education Web site