Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Biological Science (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Combined B.S./M.A.T.)

The Bachelor's/MAT Dual-Certification Inclusive Education Program provides students with the opportunity to receive both a Bachelor's and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general education and special education.  The program is designed to help teachers develop competencies needed to teach students who have disabilities along with those who do not.

In this program, students complete general education and major requirements and an initial set of coursework in education as undergraduates. As graduate students, they will complete the coursework in education and conduct their fieldwork and student teaching.

Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and regionally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships, and curricular emphases. The program is considered a model for other colleges and universities and has continuously been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.

The Teacher Education Program’s professional course sequence and field experiences emphasize teaching for critical thinking and culturally responsive teaching. The professional component for both graduate students addresses four broad areas:

  1. Student development and learning
  2. The classroom and the school
  3. The curriculum
  4. Effective teaching skills

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Graduate Professional Sequence Part I
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
Graduate Content Course (See Below) 13-4
Graduate Professional Sequence Part II
SPED 691Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education3
Graduate Professional Sequence Part III
Methods Course (See Below)3-4
SASE 526Teaching for Learning I3
SASE 527Fieldwork3
SPED 584Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom3
Student Teaching
SASE 529Student Teaching6
SASE 543Teaching for Learning II3
Comprehensive Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
GRAD CMPComprehensive Examination0
Total Credits33-35
1

 Course also counts in undergraduate portion of program.

Teaching Field Requirements

Methods Course
BIOL 503Teaching Science in Secondary Schools4
Graduate Content Course
Select one of the following with advisor approval:3-4
Experimental Cell Culture
Topics in Modern Genetics
Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science
Population Genetics
Plant Physiology
Field Studies of Flowering Plants
Plant Pathology
Advanced Herpetology
Advanced Entomology
Advanced Cell Biology
Mammalian Physiology
Advanced Endocrinology
Advances in Immunology
Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology
Experimental Endocrinology
Topics in Physiology
Molecular Biology I
Molecular Biology II
Topics in Developmental Biology
Topics in Microbiology
Intermediary Metabolism I
Biology of Lipids
Microbial Physiology
Medical Genetics
Molecular Biology of Proteins
Virology
Microbial Genetics
Molecular Genetics
Genomics
Short Topics in Molecular Biology
Statistical Genomics
Proteomics
Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics
Bioinformatics
Advanced Neuroscience
Ecology
Physiological Plant Ecology
Wetland Ecology
Shoreline Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Avian Biology
Biology of Extreme Habitats
Physiological Ecology of Animals
Selected Advanced Topics in Biology
Selected Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology
Selected Advanced Topics in Physiology
Selected Advanced Topics in Ecology
Molecular Ecology
Signal Transduction
Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity