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. Current NJ Substitute License
  4. OPI for World Language Candidates ONLY
  5. For Accelerated Students ONLY:Bachelor’s Degree awarded prior to or in the current Spring semester

Possible Course sequences:

FASTER TRACK

SLOWER TRACK

SPRING & SUMMER:

  • *Psych Foundations of Learning (3 cr)
  • *Exceptionalities (3 cr)
  • *Managing Student Behaviors (3 cr)
  • *Teaching Methods I (3 cr) – only offered fall and spring semesters

SUMMER, FALL, and SPRING:

  • *Psych Foundations of Learning (3 cr)
  • *Exceptionalities (3 cr)
  • *Managing Student Behaviors (3 cr)
  • *Teaching Methods I  (3 cr) – only offered fall and spring semesters

FALL courses below available after formal acceptance into the MAT and completion of Clinical Practice Application and Requirements no later than February 1:

  • Teaching Methods II (Elementary OR Secondary) (3 cr)
  • Clinical Practice I (3 cr)
  • Classroom Assessments (Elementary OR Secondary) (3 cr)

FALL courses below available after formal acceptance into the MAT and completion of Clinical Practice Application and Requirements no later than February 1:

  • Teaching Methods II (Elementary OR Secondary) (3 cr)
  • Clinical Practice I (3 cr)
  • Classroom Assessments (Elementary OR Secondary) (3 cr)

SPRING courses below available after formal acceptance into the MAT and completion of Clinical Practice Application and Requirements no later than February 1:

  • Clinical Practice II (6 cr)
  • Professional Responsibility (3 cr)

SPRING courses below available after formal acceptance into the MAT and completion of Clinical Practice Application and Requirements no later than February 1:

  • Clinical Practice II (6 cr)
  • Professional Responsibility (3 cr)

*Courses can be taken as part of the Accelerated Program.

Accelerated Program credits: 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