Adding a Certification

There are a number of different certifications that may be added after initial certification, and in New Jersey all of these require additional coursework. Note that for any additional certification, the applicant (and not the program) is responsible for submitting the transcripts and application materials to the NJDOE.

Additional Subject Area Certifications

Within STEM, if a teacher already has a certification in one content area, in most cases, adding another entails:

  • Completing 30-credits in that content area. Many of these may have already been completed for the first content area. For example, a physics major who wishes to add a mathematics certificate may be able to count the mathematics courses already taken. Note however that 12 credits of upper-level coursework are required, and typically these are considered 300-level and higher.

  • Obtaining a passing score on the Praxis Subject Area.

  • Submitting an application through the Teachers Certification Information System - Online

Middle School with Subject Matter Specialization: Science in Grades 58 or Mathematics in Grades 5–8

These certifications can either be earned alongside initial elementary certification, or obtained as an additional certification for K-6 Elementary or P-12 Subject Area teachers.

See the NJ State requirements for the Mathematics in Grades 5–8 certification (1102).

See the NJ State requirements for the Science in Grades 5–8 certification (1103).

The following programs have been identified as those possibly offering courses that could lead to an additional certification in either Middle School with Mathematics or Science Grades 5–8. Please contact individual programs directly for more information.


Bloomfield College

5-Year Masters of Teaching Program (BS/MAT)

Graduate Certification Programs in Teacher Education


Caldwell University

B.A. in Elementary Education

Education - Combined B.A./M.A. Program

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification


Centenary University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Elementary Education/Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Education Mathematics

New Jersey State Teaching Certification Post-Baccalaureate


Drew University

Master of Arts in Teaching

Combined Degree B.A./M.A.T.


Essex County Provisional Teacher Training Program

Alternate Route Program


Fairleigh Dickinson University

BA/BS MAT (QUEST) Secondary Education K-12: combined degree

MAT Teaching


Felician University

B.A. in Elementary & Special Education (K-6/Teacher of Students with Disabilities) with Middle School Endorsement (5-8)

M.A. in Elementary & Special Education: K-6 & Teacher of Students with Disabilities with Middle School (5-8) Endorsement

M.A. in Secondary and Special Education: K-12 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities


Georgian Court University

B.A. in Elementary Education (K-6) OR Specific Subject Education


Kean University

B.A. in Elementary Education | Bilingual K-6/5-8

B.A. Elementary Education K-6/5-8/Teacher of Students with Disabilities


Monmouth University

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Educators

B.A. in Elementary Education Endorsement (K-6)

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Elementary or Secondary Education, combined with a graduate program in: Teacher of Students with Disabilities

M.A.T. with Endorsements and Specializations in: Elementary (K-6) or Secondary (7-12) Track


Montclair State University

Dual Certification: MAT in Subject Area (P-12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)

MAT in Content Area

Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics (Certificate) Online


New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning

Progressive Science Initiative/Progressive Mathematics Initiative Certification Programs

Middle School Mathematics Add-On Endorsement Program

Middle School Science Add-On Endorsement Program


New Jersey City University

Elementary Education Co-Major with K-6 Certification (With Major in Arts and Sciences)

Secondary Education with K-12 Certification (With Major in Arts and Sciences)

Elementary Education - Teacher Certification, M.A.T.

Secondary Education - Teacher Certification, M.A.T.

Biology with Teacher Certification (Biology), B.A.

Chemistry with Teacher Certification, B.S.

Earth and Environmental Science-Geoscience-Earth Science/Secondary Education (Teacher Certification), B.A.

Mathematics-Teacher Certification, B.A.

New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey - Elementary Education


Pillar College

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education


Ramapo College of New Jersey

Middle School Content Area Certification Specializations

MASE 4+1 Dual Certification Program

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education and Certification Programs


Relay Graduate School of Education

Relay Alternate Certification

Master of Arts in Teaching


Rider University

M.A.T. or Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program

Secondary Education, B.A.

Middle School Education (Minor)


Rowan University

M.A. in STEM Education

B.A. in Education - Specialization: Elementary Education (K-6)

ASPIRE to Teach at Rowan University CE Educator Preparation Program


Rutgers Graduate School of Education (New Brunswick)

5-Year Program in Elementary Education (K-6) with Subject Matter Specialization (5-8) Certification


Rutgers University - Camden

Accelerated BA/MAT Program

Master of Arts in Teaching


Saint Elizabeth University

Graduate Certification: Integrated Science Educator for Middle School Science

B.A. in Education - Inclusive Elementary/Middle School Math or Science Education Track

B.A. in Education - Secondary Education Minor

Combined B.A. to M.A. in Education - Elementary, Middle School Math or Science Education Track

Combined B.A. to M.A. in Education - Secondary Education Minor

M.A. in Education with Initial Certification

Graduate Certification: Integrated Science Educator for Middle School Science


Saint Peter's University

Elementary Education Program with Middle School Certification

Certification Programs in Education

Alternate Route to Certification Program


Stockton University

TEDU Elementary Program

Alternate Route to Teaching in NJ


The College of New Jersey

Elementary Education BS

Biology Education Programs (BS or Dual Degree Programs)

Chemistry Secondary Education Degree Program BS

Mathematics Secondary Education BS


William Paterson University

BA in Elementary Education (K-6)

Teacher of Students with Disabilities

This certification can either be earned alongside initial elementary certification, or obtained as an additional certification for K-6 Elementary or P-12 Subject Area teachers.

See the NJ State requirements for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities (2475) certification.

The following programs have been identified as those offering courses that could lead to an additional certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities. Please contact individual programs directly for more information.


Bloomfield College

Graduate Certification Programs in Teacher Education


Centenary University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education Biology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Elementary Education/Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Education Mathematics

New Jersey State Teaching Certification Post-Baccalaureate


Drew University

Master of Arts in Teaching

Combined Degree B.A./M.A.T.


Fairleigh Dickinson University

MAT Teaching


Felician University

B.A. in Elementary & Special Education (K-6/Teacher of Students with Disabilities) with Middle School Endorsement (5-8)

B.A. in Secondary Education (K-12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement

M.A. in Elementary & Special Education: K-6 & Teacher of Students with Disabilities with Middle School (5-8) Endorsement

M.A. in Secondary and Special Education: K-12 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities


Georgian Court University

B.A. in Elementary Education (K-6) OR Specific Subject Education

M.A.T. in Teacher of Specific Subject (K-12) & Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement


Kean University

B.A. Elementary Education K-6/5-8/Teacher of Students with Disabilities

B.A. in Mathematical Sciences with Dual Certification,Teacher of Students with Disabilities and K-12

B.A. in Biology, with Dual Certification,Teacher of Students with Disabilities and K-12

B.A. in Earth Science with Dual Certification,Teacher of Students with Disabilities and K-12


Monmouth University

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Educators

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Elementary or Secondary Education, combined with a graduate program in: Teacher of Students with Disabilities

M.A.T. with Endorsements and Specializations in: Elementary (K-6) or Secondary (7-12) Track


Montclair State University

Combined BS/MAT

Dual Certification: MAT in Subject Area (P-12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)


New Jersey City University

Combined New Pathways to Teaching and Teacher of Students with Disabilities, M.A.T.


Ramapo College of New Jersey

MASE 4+1 Dual Certification Program


Relay Graduate School of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching


Rider University

M.A.T. or Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program


Rutgers University - Camden

Accelerated BA/MAT Program

Master of Arts in Teaching


Saint Elizabeth University

B.A. in Education - Inclusive Elementary/Early Childhood Education Track

B.A. in Education - Inclusive Elementary/Middle School Math or Science Education Track

B.A. in Education - Secondary Education Minor

Combined B.A. to M.A. in Education - Elementary and Early Childhood Education Track

Combined B.A. to M.A. in Education - Elementary, Middle School Math or Science Education Track

Combined B.A. to M.A. in Education - Secondary Education Minor

M.A. in Education with Initial Certification


Saint Peter's University

Certification Programs in Education


Seton Hall University

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) Secondary Education


The College of New Jersey

Biology Education Programs (BS or Dual Degree Programs)

Mathematics Secondary Education BS

Secondary Special Education 5-Year Program


William Paterson University

BA in Elementary Education (K-6)

BA in Secondary Education Subject Field (K-12)

Bilingual/Bicultural Education

This certification can either be earned alongside initial elementary certification, or obtained as an additional certification for K-6 Elementary or P-12 Subject Area teachers.

See the NJ State requirements for the Bilingual/Bicultural Education (1480) certification.

The following programs have been identified as those offering courses that could lead to an additional certification in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Please contact individual programs directly for more information.


Kean University

B.A. in Elementary Education | Bilingual K-6/5-8


Montclair State University

Bilingual Bicultural Education Endorsement Program


Rider University

M.A.T. or Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program

Secondary Education, B.A.

Middle School Education (Minor)


Rowan University

Combined Advanced Degree Program (CADP) in Subject Matter Education for Math and Science

B.A. in Education - Specialization: Elementary Education (K-6)


William Paterson University

BA in Elementary Education (K-6)

BA in Secondary Education Subject Field (K-12)