Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Mathematics (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

Mathematics Courses
CSIT 111Fundamentals of Programming I3
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
MATH 222Calculus III4
MATH 335Linear Algebra4
MATH 340Probability3
MATH 350College Geometry3
MATH 431Foundations of Modern Algebra3
Mathematics Electives
Select two of the following:6
Complex Variables
Ordinary Differential Equations
Advanced Calculus I
Advanced Calculus II
Theory of Numbers
Foundations of Geometry
Topology
Numerical Analysis
Operations Research I
Operations Research II
Mathematical Modeling
Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics
History of Mathematics
Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory
Honors Seminar
Topics for Undergraduates
Mathematics Research I
Mathematics Research II
Problem Analysis in Secondary Mathematics
Selected Topics in Mathematics Education
Approaching School Mathematics Through Applications
Statistical Computing
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Content Area Courses (Mathematics)
MATH 519Teaching Mathematics3
Select one of the following:3
Real Variables I
Real Variables II
Complex Variables I
Complex Variables II
Mathematical Computing
Abstract Algebra I
Abstract Algebra II
Linear Algebra I
Linear Algebra II
Probability
Topology
Projective Geometry
Numerical Analysis
Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Applied Mathematics: Continuous
Applied Mathematics: Discrete
Problem Analysis in Secondary Mathematics
Selected Topics in Mathematics Education
Approaching School Mathematics Through Applications
Combinatorial Mathematics
Graph Theory
Operations Research
Applied Statistics
Applied Regression Analysis
Total Credits40