Evidence of Candidate Performance and Program Quality

Title II Report

As required by Title II of the Higher Education Act, each year Montclair State University (MSU) submits a report to the New Jersey Department of Education with data and information about our teacher preparation programs.  Much of the data displayed below comes from this report.  The full Title II report may be obtained from the MSU Center of Pedagogy by contacting daceyc@mail.montclair.edu.

Summary of PRAXIS II Licensure Data

The Praxis II tests are administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and must be passed by candidates in teacher education programs to be licensed in the state of New Jersey.  Pass rates are reported to Montclair State University by ETS.  Summary results for Praxis II passing rates for the past three years are as follows:

Praxis II
Subject Exam

MSU Pass rate

AY 13-14

(n=467)

MSU Pass rate

AY 14-15

(n=466)

MSU Pass rate

AY 15-16

(n=372)

MSU Pass rate

AY 16-17

(n=348)

Statewide Pass Rate

AY 16-17

(n=2787)

Art     100% 100% 100% 100% 96%
Biology      100% 100% 100% 100% 98%
Early Childhood Education 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Elementary Education 100% 100% 100% 100% 99%
English Language Arts 100% 100% 100% 100% 99%
General Sciences 100% 100% 100% 100% 99%
Health & Physical Education 100% 100% 100% 100% 99%
Mathematics 100% 100% 95% 100% 98%
Music 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Social Studies 100% 100% 100% 100% 97%

The Teacher Education Program at Montclair State University is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. 
As required under Title II, pass rates were reported only for assessments with 10 or more test-takers.

Average Cohort GPAs 

Year Admitted Cohort GPA Completer Cohort GPA
2017 3.51 3.73
2016 3.29 3.91
2015 3.52 3.68