The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.) degree provides students with a professional and practical foundation in pedagogy, classroom practices, and theory. The program aligns with the NJ Department of Education code requirements and provides students with an academic year (Fall and Spring) placement in a local school for hands-on practical learning experiences.

Students will come away with a solid theoretical background in educational practice, a comprehensive picture of diversity and its role in classrooms and schools, a clear understanding of best clinical practices, and an appreciation of professional practices and responsibilities.

Concentrations offered through the Rutgers-Camden M.A.T.: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education

Within the Secondary Education concentration, students can choose from subject areas in Art, Biological Science, Chemistry, English, French, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, and Theater.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate school
  • 3.0 GPA in Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement regarding the applicant’s personal and professional goals and experience
  • For Special Education concentration candidates only, proof of current teaching license

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority Deadline for financial consideration: March 15th

*We are still reviewing and accepting applications for the Fall 2023 term. Apply by April 17th.

Degree Requirements

All include Student Teaching Clinicals

  • Early Childhood Education: 33 total credits
  • Elementary Education: 30 total credits
  • Secondary Education: 30 total credits
  • Special Education: 30 total credits  

Graduate Faculty

Visit the Teacher Education Graduate Faculty Listing.

Contact the Department

Dr. Sara Becker
(856) 225-6409 
215 N 3rd Street, Suite 113

Program Website

Visit the Teacher Education Program website.