English Major with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.A.)

Students who wish to pursue K-6 teacher certification in Elementary Education must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook. Prerequisites for admission to a teacher preparation program in English and current requirements may be obtained in the English Department or at montclair.edu/chss/english/.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education Requirements
A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing3
2. Literature - Fulfilled by ENGL 110, 111 or 114 in the major.0
3. Communication - Fulfilled by CMST 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
D. Fine and Performing Arts0
Fulfilled by ENFL 208 in the major.
F. Humanities
F1. Great Works and Their Influences - Fulfilled by ENGL 116 or 117 in the major.0
F2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives - Fulfilled by EDFD 220 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics0
Fulfilled by MTHM 201 in the Teacher Ed sequence.
I. Natural/Physical Science
BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History - Fulfilled by EDFD 221 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives - Fulfilled by PSYC 101 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies - Fulfilled by ECEL 200 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages3
B. World Cultures - Fulfilled by ENGL 237, 238, 274, 294, ENLT 266 or 367 in the major.0
III. Major Requirements
A. Required Courses
ENGL 110Introduction to Literature: The Analytic Essay3
or ENGL 111 Introduction to Literature: The Short Story
or ENGL 113 Introduction to Literature: Bestsellers and Popular Fiction
or ENGL 114 Introduction to Literature: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
ENGL 116World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme3
or ENGL 117 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
ENGL 237Black Women Writers: US3
or ENGL 238 Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
or ENGL 274 Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
or ENGL 294 Women Poets
or ENGL 366 African Myth and Literature
or ENGL 367 Contemporary African Literature
ENGL 300Critical Approaches to English3
ENFL 208Introduction to the Film3
B. Graduate Courses
ENGL 514Seminar in Literary Research3
ENLT 514Theoretical Approaches to Literature3
C. English Requirements by Advisement
3 credits from ENGL 500-697; ENLT 500- 699.
Student choice based on the following guidelines. Individual courses may meet more than one category. 121
1. Literature
Pre-1700, Pre-1800, Pre-1900, Post-1900, or Any Time Period
2. Genre Study
Drama, Poetry, Film, Fiction
3. Additional Categories
International Issues, Ethnic Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Class Issues
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.60
Total Credits120

Teacher Education Program Requirements (K-6) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FSHD 214Child Development I3
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Second Semester Junior Year
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECEL 410Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms2
ECEL 412Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 427Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECEL 414Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms9
ECEL 421Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms3
Total Credits60