Teaching, with Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language (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
1

 Course also counts in undergraduate portion of program.

Teaching Field Requirements

Methods Course
APLN 520Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition3
Graduate Content Course
Select one of the following with advisor approval: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
Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Acquisition/Learning
Advanced Structure of American English
Methodology of Teaching ESL
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
Research Questions in Applied Linguistics
Seminar for Thesis Students in Applied Linguistics