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Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biological Sciences (Biology 120, Botany 130, Microbiology 680, Physiology 760, Plant Physiology 780, Zoology 990)
Biomedical Technology 124
Botany 130
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
Film Studies 387
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Dance 203; Museum Studies 690; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509, European History 510, American History 512, African, Asian, Latin American and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Microbiology 680
Museum Studies 690
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Physiology 760
Plant Physiology 780
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Admission to the Program
All Applicants
Practicum Courses
Practicum Registration Policy and Procedures
Maintaining Active Status
Student Teaching
Applying for Student Teaching
Placement for Student Teaching
Additional Requirements
Program Requirements for Elementary Certification
Core Course Array
Science Option
Foreign Language Option
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Methods and Issues in Teaching
Physical Science
Social Studies
Early Termination/Cancellation of Student Teaching
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
Zoology 990
School of Business-Camden
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Teacher Preparation Program 964 Admission to the Program  

Admission to the Program

Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program at Rutgers-Camden is competitive. For currently enrolled Rutgers-Camden students, baseline admission requires:


1.   an overall GPA of 2.80 or higher (4.0 representing A), as evidenced through a copy of most recent Rutgers-Camden transcript. No grades of D are acceptable for any courses required for certification.  Postbaccalaureate students, see note below;

2.   evidence of the following minimum scores on the Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessments (PPST®): Reading, 177; Writing, 177; Mathematics, 175; and 

3.   completion of the course, Fundamentals of the Teaching Profession (50:964:101) with a grade of B or higher (for those students seeking program admission on or after June 15, 2006).

  Transfer students must also provide:

4.   a copy of transfer credit evaluation (obtainable from the Office for  Student Affairs, 2nd Floor Armitage Hall). Transfer students who have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree (i.e., undergraduate transfers) must meet the 2.8 GPA requirement on the basis of at least two (2) courses taken at Rutgers-Camden.

Postbaccalaureate students must also provide:

5.   a copy of letter of admission and transcript evaluation or verification of reenrollment into Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


Students who obtained a baccalaureate degree from Rutgers need to apply for reenrollment through the Office for Student Affairs, not the admissions office. Students who obtained a baccalaureate degree from another institution must apply through the admissions office and obtain a transcript evaluation of previous courses.


Note: The Teacher Preparation Program will recognize an overall GPA of 2.8 from a student who possesses a baccalaureate or master's degree from a four-year institution. Postbaccalaureate students from outside institutions (i.e., non-Rutgers graduates) who have a grade-point average of less than 2.8 in their academic major are not eligible for the Teacher Preparation Program with reference to that major (since the major grade-point average cannot be adjusted). Degreed students in this situation may choose another subject matter concentration in order to pursue certification. This option does not necessarily require an additional degree or major, per se. Returning Rutgers students will note that the grade-point average is adjusted as additional courses are taken.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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