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Teacher Certification

Are you interested in becoming a school teacher? Our Teacher Education Program will provide you with a sequence of professional courses and field experiences leading to initial teaching certification. Undergraduate students have the option to pursue teacher certification while majoring in a complementary field of interest. Graduate students have the option to pursue teacher certification along with their master’s degree or as a separate post-baccalaureate certificate program. The program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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Academic Programs

Montclair State University offers three paths you can follow to become a teacher:

1: With a Bachelor's Degree

Many undergraduate programs have specially-tailored teacher certification tracks that will earn you both a Bachelor’s degree and Teacher’s Certification in four years.

Programs that Offer Teacher Certification

2: With a Master's Degree

The Master of Arts in Teaching has a wide variety of academic programs to choose from and is an especially good fit for students who wish to pursue additional certification in teaching students with disabilities.

3: Post-baccalaureate Certificate Programs

If the undergraduate major you want to take doesn’t offer teacher certification, or if you’re a returning student who already holds a Bachelor’s Degree, a Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program could be a good fit for you.

Early and Elementary Education

Early Elementary Education (Preschool – Grade 3)

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Elementary Education (Kindergarten – Grade 6)

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Teaching Students with Disabilities

Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Inclusive Education for Grades K-6 Teachers) &
Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Students with Disabilities
(Preschool – Grade 12)

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Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Inclusive Education for Preschool through Grade 3 Teachers) &
Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Students with Disabilities
(Preschool – Grade 12)

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Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Inclusive Education for Subject Area Teachers) &
Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Students with Disabilities
(Preschool – Grade 12)

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Grades 5 – 8 Subject Area Certification

Mathematics (Teacher Certification in Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: Mathematics)

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Science (Teacher Certification in Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization: Science)

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Preschool – Grade 12 Subject Area Certification

Art

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Biological Science

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Chemistry

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Earth Science

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English

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English as a Second Language

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French

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Health and Physical Education

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Italian

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Latin

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Mathematics

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Music

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Physical Education

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Physical Science

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Social Studies

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Spanish

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Continuing Education for Teachers

In addition to certifying new teachers, we also offer a range of programs to develop existing teachers’ skills and to help them further their careers

Developmental Models of Autism Intervention Certificate Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Developmental Models of Autism Intervention (DMAI) prepares teachers, educators, mental health practitioners and allied health professionals to use assessment, education, and intervention strategies to work with children with autism and their families.

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Educational Assessment Certificate Program

The goal of this certificate program is to provide aspiring and practicing educators, educational leaders, and others invested in schools with the practical knowledge and skills needed to engage in valid and ethical assessment practices that guide decision making to inform teaching practices and school/district policies.

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Gifted and Talented Education

The Gifted and Talented Education graduate certificate is a fully online, nine-credit program designed for aspiring and practicing classroom teachers, resource specialists, educational consultants, administrators, and parents.

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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program

This fifteen-credit graduate program offers professionals the opportunity to examine the optimal physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the infant and young child within the context of the family.

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New Literacies, Digital Technologies and Learning Certificate Program

The certificate in New Literacies, Digital Technologies and Learning provides educators with sound theories that help shape practice, along with practical strategies for developing effective ways of using new literacies and web technologies in learning contexts.

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