Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: Priority admission deadline is March 1st
  • Fall: August 15
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 1

 

Apply Online (gradstudy.rutgers.edu) to Teacher Education:

  • 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
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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

How do I officially apply to the MAT Program?

Students must apply via the Graduate and Professional Admissions Office

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 and what are the Clinical Practice Requirements?

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

Can I apply to the MAT Program if my undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0?

Yes. If you are accepted, you will be classified as a non-matriculated student which means you can take a minimum of 3 credits or up to 12 credits of coursework in order to establish a 3.0 or higher GPA. Once you have established a 3.0 or higher GPA, you can apply for matriculation status and apply for Clinical Practice, if you have met the Clinical Practice requirements by the February 1 deadline. 

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. *Please note that your Praxis test scores must be sent to the NJ Department of Education (code:7666) and to Rutgers Camden (code: 2092).

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.