Physical Education, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Physical Education (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate - 2015 University Catalog

Students with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in teaching may pursue the Post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification.

Additional undergraduate coursework in the certification content area may be required to meet State and University certification standards.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be recommended to the State of New Jersey for initial teacher certification (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or CEAS). The CEAS authorizes the holder to teach in New Jersey public schools and expedites the ability to become certified in most other states. The CEAS never expires.

In New Jersey, candidates who have completed an initial teaching certification program must successfully complete one year of teaching in order to be eligible to receive a permanent Standard Certificate.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Complete 2 requirements for a total of 74 semester hours:

  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE CERT

    1. SPEECH

      Complete the following 1 course: (May be completed by examination)

      CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. PHYSIOLOGY & HYGIENE

      Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the COP or have UG equivalent course approved by advisor.

    3. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

      Complete 1 course from:

      EDFD 582 Learning Theories (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 2 requirements for 68 semester hours:

    1. PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

      Complete 13 courses:

      BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      HPEM 355 Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      PEMJ 131 Fitness Activities (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      PEMJ 145 Dance in the Schools (3.0 credits other) 2
      PEMJ 152 Introduction to Fielding and Target Games (1.25 hours lecture, 2.25 hours lab) 3
      PEMJ 153 Introduction to Invasion and Net Games (1.25 hours lecture, 2.25 hours lab) 3
      PEMJ 200 Human Motor Development (1 hour lecture) 1
      PEMJ 320 Physiology of Exercise (3.0 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab) 4
      PEMJ 321 Kinesiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      PEMJ 324 Basic Motor Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
      PEMJ 335 Teaching of Elementary Physical Education (Starting Fall 2015: 2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab) 3
      PEMJ 351 Adapted Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      PEMJ 558 Teaching of Secondary Physical Education (Starting Fall 2015: 2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab) 3
    2. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

      Complete 30 semester hours, including the following 4 requirements:

      1. INTRODUCTORY SEQUENCE

        Complete 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

          EDFD 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
          SASE 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete for 1 semester hours.

          SASE 518 Technology Integration in the Classroom (1 hour lecture) 1
      2. DIVERSITY AND INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE

        Complete 5 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

          EDFD 509 Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching (3 hours lecture) 3
          SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours from the following list

          EDFD 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
          SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture) 1
        3. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

          SASE 517 Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools (1 hour lecture) 1
        4. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours: .

          READ 501 Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School (3 hours lecture) 3
        5. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

          EDFD 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
          SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE I

        Complete 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

          SASE 526 Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

          SASE 527 Fieldwork (3 hours lecture) 3
      4. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE II

        Complete 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete 1 course for 6 semester hours from the following list. (SASE 514 is for in-service teachers).

          SASE 514 Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 4-8
          SASE 529 Student Teaching (6 hours lab) 6
        2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

          SASE 543 Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

BIOL110: The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The course is intended to serve the non-biology major and present a basic introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It will provide students with a laboratory experience so that they may learn the scientific method and its application in the field of human biology. This course will provide these students with a body of knowledge specific to human anatomy and physiology so that they may be well informed when dealing with important personal, family and societal issues relative to health and life-style decisions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

CMST101: Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations and helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process. The course focuses on the basic elements of the communication process, listening, communicator and audience characteristics, basic research skills, and message composition and delivery. Students learn about the demands of public presentations in culturally and professionally diverse environments and develop presentation competence and flexibility. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Communication. Previous course SPCM 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EDFD505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross-listed with SASE 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD509: Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching (3 hours lecture)

This course examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. They also develop their ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with SASE 509. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross-listed with SASE 516. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD519: Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with SASE 519. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD582: Learning Theories (3 hours lecture)

Study of the learning process and its measurement as it applies in the classroom and non-school settings. Previous course ELRS 580 effective through Spring 2013. 3 sh.

HPEM355: Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

Tests and measurements specifically concerned with the areas of health and physical education. Tests and measurements as tools for better teaching as well as for research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 103 or MATH 104 or MATH 106 or MATH 109. Starting Winter 2016: MATH 103 or MATH 104 or MATH 106 or MATH 109 and PEMJ 200 or EXSC 231 or departmental approval.

PEMJ131: Fitness Activities (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

A comprehensive course to provide the student with knowledge needed for developmental programming of personalized fitness activities utilizing all modes of fitness training. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEHP/TPED/TPHH), Physical Education (PHED), Physical Education w/CONC: Phys Actvty in Ed Setng (PHAE), Physical Education w/CONC: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF), Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only or permission from the department. Starting Winter 2016: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM), Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ145: Dance in the Schools (3.0 credits other)

This course provides an overview of the theory, instruction and performance in the fundamentals of folk, square, and social dance forms. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ152: Introduction to Fielding and Target Games (1.25 hours lecture, 2.25 hours lab)

This course provides an overview of the history, theory, pedagogical strategies, performance and assessment of fielding and target games such as baseball and archery. Student have opportunities to perform in fielding and target games and to develop basic knowledge of skills, pedagogical strategies, officiating techniques, tournament knowledge, and skill assessment in those types of games. Students will be prepared to develop, implement and assess units of activities in these types of games. As part of the course they develop a comprehensive sport portfolio. Open only to physical education majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Open only to Physical Education Majors. Starting Winter 2016: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ153: Introduction to Invasion and Net Games (1.25 hours lecture, 2.25 hours lab)

This course provides an overview of the history, theory, pedagogical strategies, performance, and assessment of invasion and net games such as basketball and tennis. Students have opportunities to perform in invasion and net games and to develop basic knowledge of skills, pedagogical strategies, officiating techniques, tournament knowledge, and skill assessment in those types of games. Students will be prepared to develop, implement and assess units of activities in these types of games. As part of the course they will develop a comprehensive sport portfolio. Open only to physical education majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Open only to Physical Education Majors. Starting Winter 2016: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ200: Human Motor Development (1 hour lecture)

This class provides students with an overview of changes to human motor skill that occur over the lifespan, with a focus on the development of fundamental motor patterns and skills that are relevant to school-aged children. Students also study concurrent changes that interact with motor development, such as cognitive, social, and physical changes. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: HPEM 199. Starting Winter 2016: BIOL 110 and Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ320: Physiology of Exercise (3.0 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab)

The physiological effects of physical activity upon the human organism. The reaction of exercises of speed, strength, and endurance upon the muscular and circulo-respiratory systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245, for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PHED and PHAE) majors only. Starting Winter 2016: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245 for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ321: Kinesiology (3 hours lecture)

An overview of the integrated functioning of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and the biomechanical principles governing efficient movement, in order to effectively analyze the performance of motor skills. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245, for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PHED and PHAE) majors only. Starting Winter 2016: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245 for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ324: Basic Motor Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course provides students with knowledge of the theoretical basis of human learning and performance in motor activity. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245, for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Excercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PHED and PHAE) majors only. Starting Winter 2016: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245 for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ335: Teaching of Elementary Physical Education (Starting Fall 2015: 2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab)

An introduction to movement education, elementary physical education teaching methods and activities, and various techniques appropriate for teaching physical education at the elementary level. Topics include basic movement skills, manipulative and non-manipulative skills, lead-up games to team and individual and dual sport skills, and tumbling activities. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PEMJ 200. Starting Winter 2016: PEMJ 200; and Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ351: Adapted Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

This is a lecture and practicum course covering the introductory techniques for conducting a physical education program to meet the needs of the developmentally disabled. Each student is required to spend a minimum of 15 hours of laboratory experience in schools, agencies, and/or institutions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or Athletic Training (ATTR) majors or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: PEMJ 200; and Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ558: Teaching of Secondary Physical Education (Starting Fall 2015: 2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab)

Teaching Secondary Physical Education is a comprehensive methods course that prepares teacher candidates to teach physical education in secondary schools. Students engage in both on-campus learning activities and field-based practicum experiences. The course focuses on (a) curriculum development and implementation, (b) teacher effectiveness, and (c) behavior management. Topics addressed include curriculum content, effective teaching strategies, creating unit and lesson plans, styles of teaching, classroom management techniques, describing and analyzing student and teacher behaviors, and cooperative learning activities. Students create unit, block, and lesson plans and an assessment portfolio for physical education in middle and high school. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PEMJ 335 and acceptance to the Graduate School.

PSYC560: Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture)

A comprehensive treatment of the cognitive and affective characteristics of the learner and the processes of learning and teaching provide the framework for this course. Behavioral, cognitive and information-processing theory are presented and their applicability to instructional strategies and classroom dynamics is discussed. Other areas included are the origins of individual differences including heredity and environment, early childhood education, cultural differences, student motivation, classroom management, measurement and evaluation, exceptional children and other topics. 3 sh.

READ501: Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School (3 hours lecture)

Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School introduces pre-service and in-service teachers to an array of cross-content literacy strategies for the improvement of nonclinical reading difficulties. Students learn how to ground literacy strategies in purposeful and meaningful curricular and pedagogical projects. 3 sh.

SASE505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross listed with EDFD 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous course CURR 505 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE509: Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (3 hours lecture)

Examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 509. Previous course CURR 509 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE514: Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching

Open only to post-baccalaureate and graduate students; this course replaces supervised student teaching for those already employed in teaching situations without standard certification. Joint supervision by the school district and University personnel. Student must obtain permission of department chairperson and the school district. Certain qualifications required. Previous course CURR 514 effective through Spring 2014. 4 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SASE516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (1 hour lecture)

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 516. Previous course CURR 516 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE517: Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools (1 hour lecture)

This course presents the central issues in the inclusion of students with disabilities in United States middle and secondary schools. It focuses on best practices for providing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. In addition, students explore the legal, professional, and contextual influences on the implementation of inclusion. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Previous course CURR 517 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE518: Technology Integration in the Classroom (1 hour lecture)

This one-credit course introduces pre-service teachers to the dimensions of educational technology for teaching and learning. Students also explore the history of educational technology with a focus on the pedagogical and practical implementation of educational technologies, youth technology culture, and merging technologies. It enables the students to drawn upon field-based experiences in READ 501 to plan instructional technology environments that are student-centered, collaborative, and inquiry-based; that emphasize critical thinking; and that support specific curricular goals - as stated in institutional, state and national standards for technology in education. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Previous course CURR 518 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE519: Assessment for Authentic Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course provides prospective teachers with knowledge and skills for evaluating and understanding student growth and learning across diverse educational settings. Students consider assessment practices from the point of view of learners and how they experience learning opportunities. Teacher candidates also analyze assessment policies and practices, both local and national, in order to maximize both student and teacher performance. They draw on aspects of assessment policy and practice to evaluate their own understandings of assessment and its development. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 519. Previous course CURR 519 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505, SASE 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE526: Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture)

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence (SASE 526, SASE 543). This course focuses on developing classroom practices necessary for student teaching and the beginning of a professional career in teaching, building from the knowledge and skills developed in previous courses in the professional sequence. In conjunction with SASE 527-Fieldwork, students have the opportunity to observe in classrooms and to do individual, small group, and whole class teaching. Students investigate democratic classroom practice by focusing on curriculum development; creating a positive, well-structured climate for learning in their classrooms; learning and practicing techniques for effective classroom management; and choosing appropriate teaching strategies and assessments to create successful learning experiences for their students. Previous course CURR 526 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; SASE 509 or EDFD 509; SASE 516 or EDFD 516; SASE 517; SASE 518; READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE527: Fieldwork (3 hours lecture)

Students spend 60 hours, or approximately one day per week, in a selected public school. Activities include, but are not limited to, observing classroom teachers, facilitating small group and individual instruction, participating in after-school activities, tutoring, attending department meetings, shadowing and interviewing students and teachers, lesson planning and teaching, and assessing student work. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous course CURR 527 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 509 or EDFD 509; and SASE 516 or EDFD 516; and SASE 517; and SASE 518; and EDFD 519 or SASE 519; and READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE529: Student Teaching (6 hours lab)

Full time student teaching in the public schools of New Jersey for the duration of a semester is required of all students who complete the regular program of certification requirements. 6 hour lab requirements. May be repeated once for a maximum of 12.0 credits. Previous course CURR 529 effective through Spring 2014. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 509 or EDFD 509; and SASE 516 or EDFD 516; and SASE 517; and SASE 518; and SASE 519 or EDFD 519; and SASE 526; and SASE 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE543: Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture)

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence (SASE 526, SASE 543). This course focuses on putting into practice all the knowledge and skills students have developed throughout their professional sequence in their full-time, supervised student teaching experience. A primary focus is on planning and implementing curriculum. In addition to curriculum planning and using appropriate instructional and assessment strategies, students learn about the impact of the school and classroom culture and climate on student learning and on relationships between and among students, teachers, and other professionals in school. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous course CURR 543 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 509 or EDFD 509; and SASE 516 or EDFD 516; and SASE 517; and SASE 518; and SASE 526; and SASE 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

Additional Requirements for State Certification The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Challenge Exam or Documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - ELRS 580 Learning: Process & Measurement or PSYC 560 Advanced Educational
  • Psychology or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.