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:

- Art
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Earth Science
- English
- French
- Health & Physical Education
- Mathematics
- Music
- Physical Education
- Physical Science
- Social Studies
- Spanish
- Teacher of English as a Second Language

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:

- Student development and learning
- The classroom and the school
- The curriculum
- Effective teaching skills

## Program Requirements

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Additional Requirements for State Certification | ||

Speech | ||

CMST 101 | Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement ^{1} | 3 |

Physiology and Hygiene | ||

Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the COP or have UG equivalent course approved by advisor. | ||

Educational Psychology | ||

EDFD 582 | Learning Theories | 3 |

or PSYC 560 | Advanced Educational Psychology | |

Program Requirements | ||

Graduate Professional Sequence | ||

Introductory Sequence | ||

EDFD 505 | Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling | 3 |

or SASE 505 | Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling | |

SASE 518 | Technology Integration in the Classroom | 1 |

Diversity and Instructional Sequence | ||

EDFD 509 | Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment | 3 |

or SASE 509 | Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment | |

EDFD 516 | Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners | 1 |

or SASE 516 | Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners | |

SASE 517 | Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools | 1 |

READ 501 | Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School | 3 |

EDFD 519 | Assessment for Authentic Learning | 3 |

or SASE 519 | Assessment for Authentic Learning | |

Pedagogical Sequence I | ||

SASE 526 | Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies | 3 |

SASE 527 | Clinical Practice I | 3 |

Pedagogical Sequence II | ||

SASE 514 | In-Service Graduate Clinical Practice II ^{2} | 6 |

or SASE 529 | Clinical Practice II | |

SASE 543 | Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies | 3 |

Comprehensive Examination | ||

In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam. | ||

Comprehensive Examination | ||

Total Credits | 36 |

^{1} | May be completed by examination. |

^{2} | SASE 514 is for in-service teachers. |

## Teaching Field Requirements

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Mathematics Courses | ||

CSIT 111 | Fundamentals of Programming I | 3 |

MATH 122 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 221 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 222 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 335 | Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH 340 | Probability | 3 |

MATH 350 | College Geometry | 3 |

MATH 431 | Foundations of Modern Algebra | 3 |

Mathematics Electives | ||

Select two of the following: | 6 | |

Selected Topics in Modern Mathematics | ||

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 | ||

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 | ||

Applied Mathematics for the Middle Schools | ||

Statistical Computing | ||

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics | ||

Content Area Courses (Mathematics) | ||

MATH 519 | Teaching Mathematics | 3 |

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 | ||

Applied Mathematics for the Middle Schools | ||

Combinatorial Mathematics | ||

Graph Theory | ||

Operations Research | ||

Fundamentals of Statistics | ||

Regression Methods | ||

Total Credits | 40 |