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New Jersey Admissions Standards

State/CAEP Requirements

State-level requirements CAEP requirements
GPA requirement 2.75 individual minimum; 3.0 cohort average 3.0 cohort average

New Jersey has a high GPA requirement in state law but also requires CAEP accreditation. For the purposes of this analysis, only its programs' compliance with the state law is considered.
Test requirement A basic skills test

Teacher preparation programs can exempt candidates who demonstrate equivalent performance on the SAT, ACT, or GRE.
Cohort average score on a nationally-normed test in the top 50th percentile

New Jersey has a high GPA requirement in state law but also requires CAEP accreditation. For the purposes of this analysis, only its programs' compliance with the state law is considered.

Citation

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Teacher Candidate Basic Skills Requirement: http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/rpr/preparation/BasicSkillsExemptionCutScores.pdf
GPA Requirements for New Jersey Teacher Candidates: http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/rpr/preparation/PreparationGPAPolicyInfoSheet.pdf
New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:9A-3.1(c) and (d)

State Response

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New Jersey was helpful in providing NCTQ with facts that enhanced this analysis.

New Jersey Programs

Click below to see analyses of program-level compliance with GPA and/or testing requirements, as well as program responses to these findings.

Kean University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

Montclair State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

William Paterson University of New Jersey

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

Rowan University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

College of New Jersey

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
None listed No N/A N/A

Rider University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
None listed No N/A N/A
Program Response

Rider University noted that its required GPA for admission was 3.0 and the median GPA of individuals accepted into the program for 2014-2015 was 3.38.

Monmouth University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

New Jersey City University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

Caldwell University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A
Program Response

Fairleigh Dickinson University noted that its students must pass the Praxis I CORE assessments in reading, writing, and math in order to be admitted to the program. The institution added that the New Jersey Department of Education considers this the test requirement, not the SAT and has negotiated this with CAEP.