Teaching, with Teacher Certification in English (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Combined B.A./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

 Course also counts in undergraduate portion of program.

Teaching Field Requirements

Methods Course
ENGL 571Teaching Methods (Secondary English)4
Graduate Content Course
Select one of the following: 13
Old English Literature
Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies
Shakespeare Studies: Comedies
Shakespeare Studies: Histories
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry
The Augustan Age
The English Novel from Defoe to Austen
British Romanticism I: Wordsworth and Coleridge
British Romanticism II: Byron, Shelley, and Keats
Victorian Studies I: Prose
Victorian Studies II: Novel
Victorian Studies III: Poetry
Turn-of-the-Century British Writers
The Modern British Novel
The Irish Renaissance
Studies in Early American Literature
American Romanticism
Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville
American Realism
Modern American Fiction
Modern American Poetry
Recent American Fiction
American Drama
Black American Women Writers
Seminar in British Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Literary Criticism from 1800 to the Present
Theoretical Approaches to Literature
Ancient Tragedy
Ancient Comedy
Ancient Epic
The Enlightenment in Europe
The Romantic Movement
Ibsen, Strindberg, and Shaw
Major Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora
The Modern Novel
Trends in the Contemporary Novel
Modern Movements in the Arts
Film Studies
Science Fiction
Independent Study: International Literature
Seminar in International Literature
Teaching Writing Through Literature
Theory and Practice of Writing Centers
Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing
Research in Writing Studies
Graduate Writing Seminar
Rhetorical Theories and the Teaching of Writing
Seminar in Writing Studies