Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Physical Science (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
Speech
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

General Physics8
Mechanics4
Electricity4
Optics4
Modern Physics4
Electives in Physics13
General Chemistry8
Organic Chemistry8
Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry3
Mathematics 116
Content Area Courses (Physical Sciences)
Select one of the following:3
Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School
Hazardous Materials Management
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Organic Synthesis
Biosynthesis of Natural Products
Separation and Analysis
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Theory and Practice
Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Chemical Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry
Chemical Spectroscopy
Chemical Kinetics
Organometallic Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry
Protein Structure
Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms
Lipid Biochemistry
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques
Biomolecular Assay Development
Biochemical Pharmacology
Selected Topics-Advanced Chemistry
Graduate Research
Graduate Literature Search
Graduate Seminar
Special Topics in Physics
Methods Course
BIOL 503Teaching Science in Secondary Schools4
Total Credits79
1

Complete over 2 years including at least 12 credits of Calculus.