Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Spanish (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

SPAN 241Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 242Spanish Composition and Stylistics3
SPAN 343Introduction to Spanish Phonetics3
SPAN 348Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 349Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies3
SPAN 361Voices of the Past and Present: Spain3
SPAN 363Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America3
SPAN 410Advanced Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 374Cultural Studies: Spain3
or SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean
Select three of the following:9
Selected Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature
Spanish Study Abroad
Spanish Film and Fiction
Contemporary Spanish Novel
Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century
Spanish Prose of the 19th Century
Contemporary Spanish Theater
The Latin American Essay
Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story
Contemporary Latin American Poetry
The Spanish-American Novel
El Quijote
Contemporary Latin American Theater
The Drama of the Golden Age
Senior Seminar
Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel
Puerto Rican Literature and Thought
Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film
Independent Study
Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12
Graduate Level Content Area Course
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Studies in the Spanish Language
Introduction to Literary Theory
History of Spanish Language
Translation and Health Services
Translation and the Law
Consecutive Interpreting
Simultaneous Interpreting
Medieval Spanish Literature to the Fifteenth Century
Audiovisual Translation
Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12
Theatre of the Golden Age
Prose and Poetry of the Golden Age
Cervantes
Enlightenment and Romanticism
Spanish Novel of the 19th Century
The Generation of 1898
Spanish Fiction and Film
Spanish Cultural History
Contemporary Spanish Theater
Contemporary Spanish Novel
Contemporary Spanish Poetry
Lorca
Colonial Latin American Literature
Latin American Literature of the 19th Century
Contemporary Latin American Novel
Contemporary Latin American Theater
Modernismo in Latin America
Latin American Novel: After the "Boom"
Contemporary Latin American Short Story
Contemporary Latin American Poetry
Topics in Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literature
Autobiographical Acts in Spain and in Latin America
Methods Course
SPAN 518Teaching Spanish in K-123
Total Credits42