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Standardized Test Requirements

Undergraduate | Graduate

Undergraduate

For full admission to the undergraduate Teacher Education Program, students must submit qualifying test scores at the time of application. Passing scores on any one of the following tests are acceptable: ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core. The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) will accept the highest score on each section of the same test; mixing scores from multiple assessments is not an option.
  • If you have already taken the ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core and have met the minimum score below, you should submit that score with your application. 
  • If you took the ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core and did not meet the minimum score required, contact an admissions representative before retesting to discuss your options. 
  • If you have not taken an ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core, contact an admissions representative to make an informed decision about which test is right for you.

ACT (Institution code: 2572)

Date Taken English Math
If taken on or after 8/28/89 23 23
If taken before 8/28/89 20 23

SAT (Institution code: 2520)

Date Taken Reading Math
If taken on or after 3/1/16 610 570
If taken between 4/1/95 & 2/28/16 560 540
If taken before 4/1/95 480 520

The NJDOE will accept the highest score on each section of the SAT, regardless of test date.

Praxis Core (Core Academic Skills for Educators)

Testing Section Code Score
Reading 5713 156
Writing 5723 162
Math 5733 150

Test-takers interested in taking all 3 sections at once register using exam code 5752

If the Praxis was taken prior to June 2014 (PPST/Praxis I), the cut scores are:

  • Reading: 175
  • Writing: 173
  • Math: 174

Graduate

For full admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, students must submit qualifying test scores at the time of application to the Graduate School. Passing scores on any one of the following tests are acceptable: ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core (see above for qualifying scores) or GRE. The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) will accept the highest score on each section of the same test; mixing scores from multiple assessments is not an option.

GRE (Institution code: 2520)

Date Taken Verbal Quantitative
Taken on or after 8/1/11 155 156
Taken before 8/1/11 530 720

Questions about Teacher Education?

In accordance with CDC guidance, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107, and MSU President Cole’s campus announcement, during the current COVID-19 public health crisis, the Center of Pedagogy staff remain available virtually to assist students during the hours of 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday. Please email TEadmissions@montclair.edu with any questions and allow up to 24 hours for a response.