Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education (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
  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 on Curriculum and Assessment3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment
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 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogy3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514In-Service Graduate Clinical Practice II 26
or SASE 529 Clinical Practice II
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogy3
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

Physical Education Courses
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
HPEM 355Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education3
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 145Dance in the Schools2
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
PEMJ 200Human Motor Development1
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
PEMJ 351Adapted Physical Education3
Health Education Courses
HLTH 101Personal Health Issues3
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 213Perspectives on Drugs3
HLTH 222Mental Health in the Schools3
HLTH 290Human Sexuality3
Program Requirements
Graduate Level Health/Phys Ed Courses
HLTH 520Foundations and Methods in Health Education3
PEMJ 558Teaching of Secondary Physical Education3
Select one of the following:3
Methods of Inquiry and Analysis
Research Design
Management and Supervision in Sport and Fitness
Legal Aspects of Sport, Fitness and Physical Education
Facility Management in Sport, Fitness and Physical Education
Sport Marketing and Public Relations
Technology Integration in Exercise Science and Physical Education
Exercise for Special Populations
Advanced Adapted Physical Education
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Applied Sport Physiology
Aerobic Testing and Programming
Applied Cardiac Rehabilitation
Theoretical Foundations for Strength and Conditioning
Administration of Specialized Exercise Programs
Principles of Sports Conditioning
Advanced Coaching Techniques
Practicum in Individualized Exercise Programs
Seminar in Current Challenges in Athletics
Orientation to Sports Medicine
Motor Behavior in Youth
Applied Sport Psychology
Curriculum in Physical Education
Advanced Biomechanics: Understanding Performance and Injuries
Concepts in Physical Activity
Reflective Teaching in Physical Education
Sociological Foundations of Sport and Physical Education
Supervision in Physical Education
Independent Study in Physical Education
Selected Topics in Exercise Science and Physical Education
Internship in Sport and Exercise Science
Applied Project
Total Credits59