Teaching, with Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language (Preschool-Grade 12) (M.A.T.)

Students with a baccalaureate degree and interest in teaching may pursue the Post-BA program for certification only or the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) which simultaneously leads to certification and Master's Degree. The content area program is open to students who wish to teach one of the following content areas in K-12 schools:

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, and
  4. effective teaching skills.

Program Requirements

Additional Requirements for State Certification
Speech
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 13
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the COP or have UG equivalent course approved by advisor.
Educational Psychology
EDFD 582Learning Theories3
or PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology
Program Requirements
Graduate Professional Sequence
Introductory Sequence
EDFD 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
or SASE 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
or SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools1
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
EDFD 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
or SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Teaching for Learning I3
SASE 527Fieldwork3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 24-8
or SASE 529 Student Teaching
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 Credits36
1

May be completed by examination.

2

SASE 514 is for in-service teachers.

Teaching Field Requirements

Required Courses
APLN 500Language and Linguistics3
or LNGN 210 Introduction to General Linguistics
APLN 524Advanced Structure of American English3
or LNGN 220 Structure of American English
APLN 502Sociolinguistics3
or LNGN 230 Language in Society
APLN 532Language and Culture in Minority Education3
or LNGN 245 Language and Culture
APLN 504Syntax3
or LNGN 300 Syntax
Select two of the following:6
Phonetics and Phonology
Phonetics
Phonology
Select one of the following:3
Semantics and Pragmatics
Semantics
Pragmatics
Select four of the following:12
Discourse Analysis
Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Dialectology
Bilingualism
History of the English Language
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Pragmatics
Principles of Discourse Analysis
Principles of Second Language Learning
The Grammars of English
Language and the Mind
Selected Topics in Linguistics
Independent Study
Independent Study
Psycholinguistics
Content Area Courses (Eng as a 2nd Lang)
APLN 525Methodology of Teaching ESL3
Select one of the following:3
Language and Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Semantics and Pragmatics
Phonetics and Phonology
Research Design in Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Cross-Cultural Discourse Analysis
Forensic Linguistics
Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Acquisition/Learning
Advanced Structure of American English
Computer-Assisted Language Instruction
Language Testing and Assessment
TESL Practicum
Language Policy and Language Planning
Language and Culture in Minority Education
Languages in Contact
Language Policy in Nations in Transition
Languages of the USA
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Language Socialization
Literacy
Cross-cultural Perspectives on Literacy
Linguistics and Reading
Computational Linguistics
Current Issues in Natural Language Processing
Text Analysis Tools
Translation Theory
Lexicography
The Structure of American Sign Language
Corpus Linguistics
Language and Mobile Communication
Selected Topics in Applied Linguistics
Topics in Cognitive Linguistics
Independent Study
Independent Study
Total Credits42