Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Physical Education (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

BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
HPEM 355Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education3
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 145Dance in the Schools2
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
PEMJ 200Human Motor Development1
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
PEMJ 351Adapted Physical Education3
Graduate Level Physical Ed Courses
PEMJ 558Teaching of Secondary Physical Education3
Select one of the following:3
Methods of Inquiry and Analysis
Research Design
Management and Supervision in Sport and Fitness
Legal Aspects of Sport, Fitness and Physical Education
Facility Management in Sport, Fitness and Physical Education
Sport Marketing and Public Relations
Technology Integration in Exercise Science and Physical Education
Exercise for Special Populations
Advanced Adapted Physical Education
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Applied Sport Physiology
Aerobic Testing and Programming
Applied Cardiac Rehabilitation
Theoretical Foundations for Strength and Conditioning
Administration of Specialized Exercise Programs
Principles of Sports Conditioning
Advanced Coaching Techniques
Practicum in Individualized Exercise Programs
Seminar in Current Challenges in Athletics
Orientation to Sports Medicine
Motor Behavior in Youth
Applied Sport Psychology
Curriculum in Physical Education
Advanced Biomechanics: Understanding Performance and Injuries
Concepts in Physical Activity
Reflective Teaching in Physical Education
Sociological Foundations of Sport and Physical Education
Supervision in Physical Education
Independent Study in Physical Education
Selected Topics in Exercise Science and Physical Education
Internship in Sport and Exercise Science
Applied Project
Total Credits41