• What are the MAT Admission Requirements? We encourage all candidates to complete admission requirements as soon as possible. See MAT advisors for more information.
  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. 3.0 GPA in Bachelor’s degree or higher
  3. NJ DOE approved basic skills assessment – Praxis CORE or equivalent
  4. Praxis II in desired licensure area
  5. Current NJ Substitute license
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Personal statement
  • 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.
  • 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. The test scores are good for 5 years. 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? Rutgers Undergraduate students can take up to three courses for graduate credit prior to full admittance to the Master’s Program. 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