Teaching, with Teacher Certification in French (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
FREN 203Review of French of Grammar3
FREN 204French Stylistics and Composition3
FREN 205French Phonetics3
FREN 270Advanced Composition3
FREN 410Advanced French Grammar3
FREN 206Spoken Language Practice3
or FREN 275 Advanced Spoken Language Practice
FREN 325Structure of the French Language3
or FREN 371 Explication De Texte
Electives
Civilization
Select one of the following:3
Origins Of French Civilization
French Civilization 19th and 20th Centuries
French Perspectives
Seminar in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France
Eighteenth-Century French Civilization Seminar
Contemporary French Civilization-Selected Topics
Contemporary Francophone Civilization Seminar
Introduction to French Colonialism
Literature
Select one of the following:3
Dada And Surrealism
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Twentieth Century French Literature
Critical Approaches to Literature
Medieval French Literature
Medieval French Theatre
Medieval French Seminar
Poetry of the Renaissance
16th Century Seminar
Corneille, Racine and Moliere
Selected Topics in 17th Century French Literature
The Development of the Novel in 18th Century France
Nineteenth-Century French Literature Seminar
The Romantic Movement
19th Century French Theatre
French Novel of 19th Century I
French Novel of 19th Century II
19th Century French Poetry
19th Century Seminar
20th Century French Theatre
20th Century French Novel I
20th Century French Novel II
20th Century Seminar
Francophone Literature
Women Writers from North Africa
Elective
Select one of the following:3
Origins Of French Civilization
French Civilization 19th and 20th Centuries
Dada And Surrealism
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Translation I
Translation II
Twentieth Century French Literature
French Perspectives
Introduction to Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting
Seminars
Seminars
Seminars
French Study Abroad
Cooperative Education for the French Major
Translation III
Seminars
French Language Workshop
Independent Study
Graduate Study Abroad
Politics of the French Language
History of the French Language
Advanced French Phonetics
Practicum in Translation and Interpreting
Topics in French Linguistics
French Humanism in 16th Century
Moralists of the 17th Century
Philosophy and Politics in 18th Century France
18th Century Seminar
Graduate level content course
Select one of the following:3
French as a Research Tool
Graduate Study Abroad
Politics of the French Language
History of the French Language
Advanced French Phonetics
Practicum in Translation and Interpreting
Explication de Texte and Stylistic Analysis
Critical Approaches to Literature
Topics in French Linguistics
Medieval French Literature
Medieval French Theatre
Medieval French Seminar
French Humanism in 16th Century
Poetry of the Renaissance
16th Century Seminar
Moralists of the 17th Century
Corneille, Racine and Moliere
Selected Topics in 17th Century French Literature
Seminar in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France
Philosophy and Politics in 18th Century France
The Development of the Novel in 18th Century France
18th Century Seminar
Eighteenth-Century French Civilization Seminar
Nineteenth-Century French Literature Seminar
The Romantic Movement
19th Century French Theatre
French Novel of 19th Century I
French Novel of 19th Century II
19th Century French Poetry
19th Century Seminar
20th Century French Theatre
20th Century French Novel I
20th Century French Novel II
20th Century Seminar
Francophone Literature
Contemporary French Civilization-Selected Topics
Contemporary Francophone Civilization Seminar
Introduction to French Colonialism
Women Writers from North Africa
Research Seminar
Research Seminar Continuation
Methods courses
FREN 502Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language3
FREN 519Teaching French in P-12: Practice3
Total Credits39