Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Mathematics (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
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

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
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
Fundamentals of Modern Statistics II
Graduate Level Content Area Course
Select one of the following:3
Mathematics for Computer Science II
Mathematics for Computer Science III
Workshop in Mathematics Education I
Workshop in Mathematics Education II
Technology in the Middle Grades Mathematics Curriculum
Computer Science Concepts for High School Teachers
Advanced Placement Computer Science Concepts
Intermediate Analysis I
Intermediate Analysis II
Foundations of Abstract Algebra
Teaching Mathematics
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
Projective Geometry
Numerical Analysis
Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Applied Mathematics: Continuous
Applied Mathematics: Discrete
Administration and Supervision of Mathematics
Curriculum Construction in Mathematics
Problem Analysis in Secondary Mathematics
Selected Topics in Mathematics Education
Research Seminar in Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education in the Elementary School
Special Topics in Mathematics Education
Approaching School Mathematics Through Applications
Combinatorial Mathematics
Graph Theory
Operations Research
Fundamentals of Scientific Computing
Fundamentals of Mathematical Models
Fundamentals of Optimization
Professional Science Master Mini-Projects
Advanced Topics
Applied Industrial Mathematics
Methods Course
MATH 572Contemporary Teaching of Mathematics3
or MATH 573 Mathematics Materials for Teachers of Mathematics
Total Credits40