New Jersey Department of Education

Grade Point Average (GPA) and Praxis Flexibility

Note: These requirements are in accordance with the regulations in effect as of March 2023. Requirements and passing scores are subject to change without notice.  

New Jersey requires that candidates for certification achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 when a GPA of 4.00 equals an A grade for students graduating on or after September 1, 2016 (2.75 for students graduating before September 1, 2016) in a baccalaureate degree program, higher degree program or a state-approved post-baccalaureate certification program with a minimum of 13 semester-hour credits.

The tables below outline the GPA and Praxis flexibility for instructional certificate candidates who have

Passing Score Plus 10%

For degrees conferred on or after September 1, 2016, where the GPA is less than 3.0, but equal to or higher than 2.75, the GPA requirement will be met if the passing score meets or exceeds the scores in the “Passing Score + 10% column” below.

Passing Score Minus 5%

Where the GPA is 3.50 or higher, and the passing score is no less than the scores in the “Passing Score − 5% column” below, the test requirement will be met.

Praxis Test Requirements

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