Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Music (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, and
  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 of Teaching3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
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 526Teaching for Learning I3
SASE 527Fieldwork3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 24-8
or SASE 529 Student Teaching
SASE 543Teaching for Learning II3
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

Teaching Field Requirements
An undergraduate background with a minimum of 30 credits in music is required.
MUED 419Choral Methods3
or MUED 420 Instrumental Methods
MUED 435Conducting for Music Educators2
or MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting
MUPR 410Beginning Jazz Improvisation1
MSSN 121Secondary Instrument Guitar I1
or MUED 132 Marching Band Techniques
Select five of the following:5
Instrumental Techniques: Strings I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
Instrumental Techniques: Brass I
Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
Percussion Instruments
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
Content Area Courses (Music)
Graduate Level Teaching Field Course
Select one of the following:3
Musical Style and Analysis
Music Systems of Analysis and Composition
Workshop in Music Education
Psychology of Music
Critical Issues in Music Education
Selected Topics in Music Education
Technology for Music Teachers
Music Learning Theory
General Music in Secondary School
Creative Movement and Dance Experiences for Children
Pedagogy of the Piano
Pedagogy of Brass Instruments
Pedagogy of Stringed Instruments
Piano for Music Teachers
Music Education Techniques for Children with Disabilities
Teaching Music As Democratic Practice
Teaching World Music
Critical and Creative Thinking in Music
Band Literature for the Music Educator
The Comprehensive Choral Educator
Orff Workshop I-Concepts and Skills
Orff Workshop II-Pedagogy and Practices
Independent Study in Music Education
Independent Study in Music Education
Teaching Methods
MUED 556Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class3
MUED 557Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools3
Total Credits21