I'm NYS certified. What's needed to be NJ certified?

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  1. AnthonyA

    AnthonyA Rookie

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    I'm NYS certified for General and Special elementary eduaction.

    Just curious what I would need in order to get a teaching position in NJ.
    I know I have to take a test or two (Praxis?)

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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    Go to the NJ State education website and see if you can just apply for a certificate since I'm pretty sure there is reciprocity between the two states. You might not have to take any tests.
     
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    I don't know anything about those states, but I did just transfer credential from New Mexico to California. They just changed their policy and are accepting out of state tests so I didn't have to take the CBEST. It'd be nice if the hiring agencies got the message too though, seem to be running into a problem....but anyways I'm sure they have all that info on their website.
     
  5. LostTeacher

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    NJ certification

    You have to take the Praxis for elementary ed and special ed, have the scores sent to NJ and then apply online for the certs. That is what I did last year when I moved to NJ. I don't think that anything has changed, except of course the price! It used to be $145 and now its $190 per license! Good luck!
     
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    I don't think there's a praxis for sped, you just have to
    submit the paperwork for how you acquired your sped cert. I moved from TX and getting the reciprocity was a PAIN.

    I would recommend starting as early as you can (if it's for next year, turn in paperwork now!!) it took nine months for both certs to transfer, even though I had a couple years if experience fully certified in another state. At one point they told me I would have to take college classes to get the cert, that I was only eligible for a cert of eligibility. I just called back and re-sent in paperwork, etc. They lost a few things (transcript and verification of program completion) and I had to send in again.

    Good luck! Make copies of everything, send certified mail, keep good documentation!!
     
  7. AnthonyA

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    Thanks everyone!

    I just spoke with someone in certifications and they said I just need to take the Praxis II and get a few things together like the verification of program completion.

    The person I spoke to said I do not need to take a test for the Special Education certification.
     

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