Teachers please help me out! I work in NJ. I am certified Elementary K-6. I want to do 6th grade Language Arts however I do not know if I have the correct certification. Folks are telling me that I need to take the Middle School Language Arts Praxis and apply for a Middle School Extension cert. If that's the case....WHY DOES MY CERTIFICATION READ K-6, shouldn't it just be K-5 if I can't actually teach 6th grade? Does anyone have experience with this?