Requirements for Standard Instructional Licenses
Requirements for New Jersey Licensed Teachers Seeking Additional Subject Teaching Field Endorsements

Holders of a standard N.J. instructional license will be issued additional standard instructional licenses when the following is completed:

  • Thirty (30) semester hour credits in the subject teaching field on the official transcript of an accredited four (4) year college or university.  The courses must be in a coherent sequence covering introductory through advanced level study.
  • Passing score on the required licensure test. 
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Procedure and Advice for Certification at Rutgers University

  • Students are encouraged to speak with the Undergraduate Director of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese before registering for courses.
  • Apply as a Non-Degree Student through Undergraduate Admissions.
  • If qualified, take the placement exam. Students who place themselves incorrectly will not receive credit for the courses in which they enroll in. Courses taken twice will not be credited.
  • If you have additional questions, contact The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at (848) 932-9323.
  • Review the Requirements for the Standard Certificate.
  • Review the Requirements for the Alternate Route Provisional Teacher Program .

Requirements for Teachers Seeking Initial New Jersey Teaching Licenses
For more information about Teaching licenses, please contact:
The Graduate School of Education 
10 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1183





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Do you want to communicate with 400 million speakers? Do you want to learn about the languages, cultures and peoples of over 25 countries? Take advantage of the benefits of being bilingual!

Our department offers a wide variety of options for students interested in studying Spanish and Portuguese language culture and translation!

Faculty Publications



  • Mac Wilson has accepted a tenure-track position in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University. Congratulations!
  • Joseph Agbnenyegah, Aaron Lacayo and Crystal Marull received a pre-dissertation award from the Graduate School for research in Ghana, Nicaragua and Argentina respectively. Congratulations!


  • Mónica Ríos has won a fellowship for the Institute for Research on Women (2013-2014)
  • Summer Study Abroad programs in Perú y Spain (2014)
  • Juan Pablo Cominguez, Alena Kirova and Silvia Pérez-Cortés will be presenting at the Linguistic
    Symposium on Romance Languages.    
  • Marcy Schwartz has been awarded the prestigious ACLS and NEH felllowships (2014-2015)

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Carpender House -Douglass Campus
105 George St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414

P  848-932-9323
F  732-932-9837