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

The Master of Arts in Teaching Program in Subject Area and Teacher of Students with Disabilities is a program designed to provide graduate students with a master's degree as well as dual certification: initial certification to teach in a subject area (P-12) and certification to teach students with disabilities in those settings.

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 Requirement3
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have the Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor
Additional Requirement
Select one of the following:3
Learning Theories
Child Development II: Adolescence
Advanced Educational Psychology
Program Requirements
Required Courses
SASE 680Selected Topics in Curriculum and Teaching1
SASE 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning3
SPED 579Special Education for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities3
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities3
SPED 568Teaching Methods for Inclusive Education3
SPED 588Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings2
Graduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 526Teaching for Learning I3
SASE 527Fieldwork3
SPED 584Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom2
Graduate Professional Sequence II
SASE 543Teaching for Learning II3
SASE 529Student Teaching6
SPED 680Selected Topics in Special Education1
Comprehensive Exam
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matched your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
GRAD CMPComprehensive Examination0
Total Credits42

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
APLN 506Phonetics and Phonology3
or LNGN 331 Phonetics
Select one of the following options:3
Semantics and Pragmatics
Semantics
Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Select four of the following:12
Discourse Analysis
Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Dialectology
Bilingualism
History of the English Language
Pragmatics
Principles of Second Language Learning
The Grammars of English
Language and the Mind
Selected Topics in Linguistics
Independent Study
Independent Study
Psycholinguistics
Graduate Level Content Area Course
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
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
Methods Course
APLN 525Methodology of Teaching ESL3
Total Credits39