Curriculum and Teaching - 2012 University Catalog

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Chairperson – David Schwarzer

The Department of Curriculum and Teaching is committed to preparing educational professionals who can improve the lives of students through excellent teaching. Our department mission is to prepare educators who believe in and nurture every learner, pursue pedagogical excellence, magnify the possibilities of democratic and inclusive practices, and transcend systemic forces that inhibit innovation.   

The Department of Curriculum and Teaching grants two Master of Arts in Teaching degrees, two Master of Education in Special Education degrees, and a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership. 

In the NCATE-accredited MA in Teaching—Content Area (MAT – Content Area) and in the MA in Teaching—Dual Certification programs (MAT Content Area – TSD), students are prepared to teach with diverse populations in different content areas.  In addition, the department offers a post-baccalaureate option for initial certification meeting the requirements of the New Jersey Department of Education.

In Special Education, the department grants two Master of Education degrees:

  1. A Master of Education in Special Education (MEd SPED) for certified teachers to gain an additional certification.  A post-baccalaureate option for additional certification for Teachers of Students with Disabilities (TSD) meeting the requirements of the NJDOE is also available. 
  2. A Master of Education in Learning Disabilities (MEd LD) for certified teachers to develop the knowledge and competencies required to become an expert in the assessment and instruction of children with learning disabilities.  A post- master’s program for an advanced certification in Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDTC) is also available. 

In the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership (MEd TL), designed in partnership with the New Jersey Education Association and the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, certified teachers have the opportunity to facilitate, empower and support lifelong learning, pedagogical excellence, and collaboration at the ground level amongst colleagues, parents and students.

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