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

Professional Sequence of Study
Core Educational Requirements
SASE 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
SASE/EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment3
SASE/EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
Professional Year Part I
SASE 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
PEMJ 558Teaching of Secondary Physical Education3
HLTH 520Foundations and Methods in Health Education3
Comprehensive Exam
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Comprehensive Examination
Professional Year Part II
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 529Clinical Practice II6
Subject Matter Preparation
Complete subject matter preparation coursework listed below.50
Total Credits78

Health and Physical Education Subject Matter Preparation

Physical Education Courses
BIOL 244Anatomy and Physiology I4
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
PEMJ 235Movement Experiences in Physical Education3
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
PEMJ 351Adapted Physical Education3
PEMJ 531Advanced Adapted Physical Education3
HPEM 355Assessment and Technology in Health and Physical Education3
Health Education Courses
NUFD 182Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective3
HLTH 215Drug Education in the Schools3
HLTH 222Mental Health in the Schools3
HLTH 295Sexuality Education in the Schools3
Total Credits50