MAT Entrance requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. 3.0 GPA in Bachelor’s degree or higher degree
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Personal statement
  5. For Special Education candidates only, proof of current teaching license

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Clinical Practice Application DeadlineFebruary 1 to student teach the following school year.  See MAT advisor for application and more information.

Additional requirements for Clinical Practice Application

  1. NJ DOE approved basic skills assessment – Praxis CORE or equivalent
  2. Praxis II in desired licensure area
  3. OPI for World Language Candidates
  4. Current NJ Substitute license

Possible Course sequences:

FAST TRACK

SLOW TRACK

SUMMER:

*Psych Foundations of Learning (3 cr)

*Exceptionalities (3 cr)

*Managing Student Behaviors (3 cr)

*Methods I (Elementary OR Secondary) (3 cr)

SUMMER, FALL, and SPRING: – over the three semesters, complete:

*Psych Foundations of Learning (3 cr)

*Exceptionalities (3 cr)

*Managing Student Behaviors (3 cr)

*Methods I (Elementary OR Secondary) (3 cr)

FALL:

Methods II (Elementary OR Secondary) (4 cr)

Clinical Practice I (2 cr)

Classroom Assessments (Elementary OR Secondary) (3 cr)

FALL:

Methods II (Elementary OR Secondary) (4 cr)

Clinical Practice I (2 cr)

Classroom Assessments (Elementary OR Secondary) (3 cr)

SPRING:

Clinical Practice II (6 cr)

Professional Responsibility (3 cr)

SPRING:

Clinical Practice II (6 cr)

Professional Responsibility (3 cr)

*Can be taken as part of the Accelerated Program.

Accelerated Program credits: Undergraduate students can take up to three courses for graduate prior to full admittance to the Master’s Program. Students must have an established Rutgers GPA in order to take MAT coursework. See an MAT advisor for specific details and permission to register for courses.

Undergraduate with 60-89 credits

GPA 3.0 or higher – Can take 1 education course

GPA 2.99 or lower- Cannot take education courses

Undergraduate with 90 + credits

GPA 3.0 or higher – Can take up to 3 classes; *No more than 2 classes in a semester without special permission

GPA 2.99 or lower- Can take 1 class; If you receive a B or better in education class, you can take up to 2 more