Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: August 15
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 1

 

Apply Online (gradstudy.rutgers.edu):

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3.0 GPA in Bachelor’s degree or higher degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Application fee (waived for Veterans and Rutgers University students and alumni)
  • For Special Education candidates only, proof of current teaching license

 

Special Instructions for students interested in the Accelerated BA/MAT program:

Rutgers University-Camden Undergraduate students can take up to three courses for graduate credit prior to full admittance to the Master’s Program. Contact Dr. Sara Becker, the MAT Graduate Program Director, for specific details and permission to register for courses.

 

Admissions FAQ’s

What are the MAT Admission Requirements?

 We encourage all candidates to complete admission requirements as soon as possible. See MAT advisors for more information.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3.0 GPA in Bachelor’s degree or higher degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • For Special Education candidates only, proof of current teaching license

When is the Clinical Practice Application Deadline?

Students must apply for Clinical Practice in addition to their Graduate Application. Clinical Practicum applications are due by February 1 in order to begin Clinical Practice courses in September (Fall semester).  See MAT advisor for application. Additional requirements for Clinical Practice Deadline are:

    • NJ DOE approved basic skills assessment – Praxis CORE or equivalent
    • Praxis II in desired licensure area
    • Current NJ Substitute license
    • OPI for World Language candidates

How do I register for Praxis exams?

Praxis tests are administered by ETS, Educational Testing Services. More information about the Praxis exams can be found at the ETS website, www.ets.org. Students are encouraged to take the Praxis tests as soon as they are sure that they would like to apply to the Program. Feel free to consult a Program staff member before registering for a test, and to verify current requirements.

How do I officially apply to the MAT Program?

Students must apply via the Graduate and Professional Admissions Office

Can I take MAT courses before I earn my Bachelor’s degree?

As part of the Accelerated degree program (BA/MA), RUC undergraduate students can take up to three courses for graduate credit, at the undergraduate tuition rate, prior to full admittance to the MAT Program. Accelerated students are eligible for MAT courses only in a fall or spring semester. If you are currently taking courses, those course credits will not “count” towards completed credits until grades are posted after the semester ends.See an MAT advisor for specific details and permission to register for courses.

Undergraduate with 75-89 completed credits

GPA 3.0 or higher – Can take 1 education course

GPA 2.99 or lower- Cannot take education courses

Undergraduate with 90 + completed 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 prior to graduation

What is the edTPA performance assessment?

Candidates seeking an initial certificate of eligibility with advanced standing must pass the NJ DOE Commissioner-approved performance assessment prior to earning certification.