Web Site: http://teacherprep.camden.rutgers.edu
Director: Louis J. Fuller, B.A., Lebanon Valley College; M.A., Rowan
Associate Director: Sara M. Becker, B.A., LaSalle; M.Ed., M.S., Temple
Assistant Director: Eric R. VanDerSluis, B.A., The College of New Jersey; M.S.Ed., Pennsylvania
The Teacher Preparation Program is an undergraduate certificate program that coordinates course work and field experiences leading to New Jersey Teacher certification (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing) with endorsements in elementary education (K-5) and/or subject matter field (K-12), pending passing Praxis II scores. All undergraduate students (Rutgers-Camden four-year or transfer students) seeking teacher certification must major in a liberal arts discipline. Postbaccalaureate students seeking teacher certification must have completed a B.A. degree or, if a B.S. degree has been earned, complete 30 credits in an appropriate liberal arts concentration, with 12 of the 30 credits at or above the 300 level.
Subject matter certification (K-12) is offered in the following fields: art, biological sciences (biology major), chemistry, English, French, German, mathematics, music, physics, physical science (chemistry or physics major), social studies (economics, history, political science, and sociology majors only), Spanish, and speech arts and dramatics (theater arts major). Although most holders of a subject matter certificate seek to teach in a middle school or high school environment, the certificate actually allows the holder to teach that subject only in all grades.
1. Periodic adjustments to the program will likely occur over time. It is the responsibility of all students in the program to keep informed of program modifications on a regular basis by visiting the Teacher Preparation Program office and the program web site.
2. While some required courses are offered during the late afternoon and evening, most courses leading to certification can only be completed through daytime attendance.
3. Students should note that some courses are offered only during the summer or winter sessions and should plan accordingly.
4. After June 15, 2006, two additional courses will be required for program completion. One of these, 50:964:101 Fundamentals of the Teaching Profession, will become a program admission requirement. Please refer to the application process and the course listings.