English as a Second Language Teacher -Initial Certification

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(The initial ESL certification programs are temporarily suspended pending NJDOE updates.)

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Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 250-500 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • Passing scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators  – waived if:
    • 1660 combined SAT score
    • 23 ACT score
    • 4.0 analytical writing score and 310 quantitative and verbal GRE scores, or
    • NJDOE issued certification(s)
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable

*Note: NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework.

 

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We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about our graduate programs, to get answers to your graduate application questions, or to schedule a visit to NJCU.

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Phone: 201-200-3409
Fax: 201-200-2044
Email: gradadmissions@njcu.edu

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