Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool - Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Combined B.Mus./M.A.T.)

The Bachelor's/MAT Dual-Certification Inclusive Education Program provides students with the opportunity to receive both a Bachelor's and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general education and special education.  The program is designed to help teachers develop competencies needed to teach students who have disabilities along with those who do not.

In this program, students complete general education and major requirements and an initial set of coursework in education as undergraduates. As graduate students, they will complete the coursework in education and conduct their fieldwork and student teaching.

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

Required Courses
Graduate Professional Sequence Part I
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
Graduate Content Course (See Below) 13-4
Graduate Professional Sequence Part II
SPED 691Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education3
Graduate Professional Sequence Part III
Methods Course (See Below)3-4
SASE 526Teaching for Learning I3
SASE 527Fieldwork3
SPED 584Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom3
Student Teaching
SASE 529Student Teaching6
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 Credits33-35

 Course also counts in undergraduate portion of program.

Teaching Field Requirements

Methods Course
MUED 556Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class3
Graduate Level Content Course
Select one course with advisor approval (see list below)3
Additional Graduate Courses
The following coursework is completed as part of the undergraduate component:
MUED 557Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools3

Graduate Level Content Course

MUAP 511Applied Music I1
MUAP 512Applied Music II1
MUAP 521Applied Music I2
MUAP 522Applied Music II2
MUAP 531Applied Music I3
MUAP 532Applied Music II3
MUAP 541Applied Music I4
MUAP 542Applied Music II4
MUAP 561Applied Music I6
MUAP 613Applied Music III1
MUAP 614Applied Music IV1
MUAP 623Applied Music III2
MUAP 624Applied Music IV2
MUAP 633Applied Music III3
MUAP 634Applied Music IV3
MUAP 643Applied Music III4
MUAP 644Applied Music IV4
MUAP 662Applied Music II6
MUCP 511Musical Style and Analysis3
MUCP 512Music Systems of Analysis and Composition3
MUCP 515Advanced Counterpoint3
MUCP 516Advanced Instrumentation3
MUCP 518Private Study in Composition I3
MUCP 519Private Study in Composition II3
MUCP 520Private Study in Composition III3
MUCP 521Private Study in Composition IV3
MUCP 525Keyboard Harmony for Piano Majors I1
MUCP 526Keyboard Harmony for Piano Majors II1
MUCP 599Independent Study in Theory/Composition1-4
MUCP 600Independent Study in Theory/Composition1-4
MUED 500Workshop in Music Education1-3
MUED 501Psychology of Music3
MUED 502Critical Issues in Music Education3
MUED 510Selected Topics in Music Education1-3
MUED 518Technology for Music Teachers3
MUED 519Music Learning Theory3
MUED 520General Music in Secondary School3
MUED 521Creative Movement and Dance Experiences for Children3
MUED 522Pedagogy of the Piano2
MUED 523Pedagogy of Brass Instruments2
MUED 525Pedagogy of Stringed Instruments2
MUED 549Piano for Music Teachers3
MUED 550Music Education Techniques for Children with Disabilities3
MUED 555Teaching Music As Democratic Practice3
MUED 560Teaching World Music3
MUED 565Teaching Music Reading3
MUED 570Critical and Creative Thinking in Music3
MUED 579Band Literature for the Music Educator3
MUED 580The Comprehensive Choral Educator3
MUED 581Orff Workshop I-Concepts and Skills1-3
MUED 582Orff Workshop II-Pedagogy and Practices1-3
MUED 599Independent Study in Music Education1-4
MUED 600Independent Study in Music Education1-4
MUED 603Seminar in Music Education3
MUED 604Supervision and Administration of School Music Programs3
MUED 695Field Project in Music Education3
MUED 699Master's Thesis Extension1
MUEN 500Ensemble: Chorus1
MUEN 510Ensemble: Orchestra1
MUEN 520Ensemble: Band I1
MUEN 530Ensemble: Opera Workshop I1
MUEN 550Chamber Ensemble Performance I1
MUEN 580Chamber Ensemble Performance II1
MUEN 590Chamber Ensemble Performance IV1
MUEN 680Chamber Ensemble Performance III1
MUHS 500Selected Topic in Music I3
MUHS 501Selected Topics in Music II3
MUHS 502Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis3
MUHS 505Performance Practice in the Baroque Era3
MUHS 506Performance Practice in the Classical Era3
MUHS 549Modern Music3
MUHS 554Development of the Opera I3
MUHS 555Development of the Opera II3
MUHS 599Independent Study in Music History and Literature1-4
MUHS 600Independent Study Music History and Literature1-4
MUHS 604Seminar in Historical Research3
MUHS 605Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies3
MUPR 527Pedagogy of the Voice3
MUPR 528Survey of Wind Instrument Music2
MUPR 530Advanced Conducting3
MUPR 539Opera Coaching0
MUPR 540Vocal Coaching0
MUPR 541Master Class in Musical Performance: French Vocal Literature2
MUPR 542Master Class in Musical Performance: English Vocal Literature2
MUPR 543Master Class in Musical Performance: Woodwind Literature2
MUPR 544Master Class in Musical Performance: Brass Literature2
MUPR 545Master Class in Musical Performance: String Literature2
MUPR 546Master Class in Musical Performance: Organ Literature2
MUPR 547Master Class in Musical Performance: Piano Literature2
MUPR 548Master Class in Musical Performance: Percussion Literature2
MUPR 555Body Mapping for Musicians3
MUPR 590Piano Improvisation2
MUPR 599Independent Study in Music Performance1-4
MUPR 600Independent Study in Music Performance1-4
MUPR 695Graduate Recital0