Admission to the
Teacher Preparation Program at Rutgers-Camden is competitive. For
currently enrolled Rutgers-Camden students, baseline admission
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;
evidence of the following minimum scores on the Praxis I: Academic
Skills Assessments (PPST®): Reading, 177; Writing, 177; Mathematics,
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:
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:
a copy of letter of admission and transcript evaluation or verification
of reenrollment into Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
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.
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.