The Master of Arts in Teaching requires 30-33 credits of course work. The MAT includes four core courses (12 credits); the remaining 18-21 credit hours depend on the concentration selected by the student.

 

Core Courses

  • Exceptionalities
  • Managing Student Behaviors
  • Methods I
  • Psychological Foundations of Learning

 

Concentrations

Preschool – Grade 3 (33 credits)

After completing all coursework and state licensure requirements, this concentration allows you to teach language arts literacy, mathematics, science, computer and information literacy, and social studies in preschool through grade three classrooms. 

Elementary K-6 (30 credits)

After completing all coursework and state licensure requirements, this concentration allows you to teach language arts literacy, mathematics, science and social studies in grades kindergarten through six, and to teach reading, writing, arithmetic, and spelling, for basic skills purposes only, in grades six through 12.

P-12 Secondary/Content (30 credits)

(Certification areas: Art, Biological Science, English, French, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, and Theater)

After completing all coursework and state licensure requirements, this concentration allows you to teach the subject matter of your endorsement (e.g. English) and only that subject at all grade levels. In practice, you will likely teach your subject in departmentalized grades 5 – 12. In conjunction with the following academic departments, the Rutgers MAT offers certification in Art, Biological Science, Chemistry, English, French, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, and Theater.

P-12 Teacher of Students with Disabilities

(dual concentration, add-on certificate, or full degree)

After completing all coursework and initial licensure requirements in one of the above areas, this concentration allows you to teach students classified with disabilities in your content and/or grade level endorsements. You may provide consultative services and supportive resource programs including modification and adaptation of curriculum and instruction to students with disabilities in general education programs in grades preschool through 12. This concentration can be an add on license (21 credits) or a full master’s degree program (30 credits).

 

Clinical Practice Requirements and Deadlines:

Students must apply for the fieldwork courses (Clinical Practice 1 and Clinical Practice 2) by February 1 in order to continue with courses in September (Fall semester). The program will secure the placement location for the student.

Students must also complete the following:

  • NJ DOE approved basic skills assessment – Praxis CORE or equivalent
  • Praxis II in desired licensure area (More information about the Praxis exams can be found at the ETS website, ets.org.)
  • OPI for World Language Candidates
  • Current NJ Substitute license

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

 

“The reason I love the Rutgers-Camden MAT program is because of the blend of academic theory and real-world practice that is provided. The professors all have years of experience in the teaching field and their dedication to our learning experience makes it clear that they want us to succeed in our future careers as teachers.”

– Devon Stokes, MAT ’20