Programs and Services

Praxis Review Sessions

The Praxis Series Tests measure teacher candidates' knowledge and skills.  The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:

  • Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators (core).  These tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics.  They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.
  • Praxis II Subject Assessments.  These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills that you need for beginning teaching.

To help with the preparation in taking these tests, TEAC offers freePraxis review sessions for students applying to the Teacher Education Program.

If you are interested in signing up for a Praxis Review Session, please contact Mr. Ian Bouie in the Teacher Education Advocacy Center, Room 1160.

For information on the Praxis tests, you may go to the ETS website and look up information on registration locations and dates as well as study guides.

Advising and Coaching

The Teacher Education Advocacy Center focuses on supporting students as they are preparing to become teachers.

Full-time advisors and staff are on hand to assess students’ needs and provide personalized support, academic guidance, college life adjustment, counseling, mentoring, career networking and financial aid assistance.

Students in need of reading and writing support may seek the assistance of our reading/writing coach. Our coach specializes in supporting students whose second language is English. Students interested in receiving assistance from the reading/writing coach may contact Ms. Jan Johnson in the Teacher Education Advocacy Center, Suite1160.

Future Educators Association/ Multicultural Inclusive Teacher Candidates' Organization (FEA/MINTCO)

A joint venture with local public schools, Montclair State's Future Educators Association Chapter works with Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal school districts to identify and encourage academically promising students to consider a career in education. Our chapter is affiliated with the national Future Educators Association organization, c/o Phi Delta Kappa International (see

Montclair State University’s FEA Chapter, the Multicultural Inclusive Teacher Candidates' Organization (MINTCO), consists of students from diverse cultures, races and backgrounds who are pursuing initial teacher certification. MINTCO welcomes all students who have an interest in improving education. The purpose of the organization is to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a community of learners from whom they can receive support, information, and advice as they progress through the Teacher Education Program. The organization provides a forum for networking with campus and public school faculty to discuss substantive issues in education.

For more information on FEA/MINTCO, please contact:

Mr. Ian Bouie
Program Advisor, Teacher Education Advocacy Center
Center of Pedagogy
Montclair State University
University Hall, Suite 1160
Montclair, NJ 07043
(973) 655-7799
Fax: (973) 655-7776

Freshman Teacher Education Learning Community

The Freshman Cohort is a multicultural learning community for entering students who are considering becoming teachers. Students are recruited by TEAC from the entering freshman class to develop a diverse cohort of students. Taught by a TEAC staff member or faculty, the course explores aspects of teacher education related to how students learn, experience diversity, equity, and privilege. The cohort provides an excellent opportunity for students to get to know each other, form study groups, and discuss their mutual interest in the teaching profession. A TEAC counselor provides ongoing support and advisement and continues to act as a resource to students as they matriculate through the Teacher Education Program.

For more information about the Freshman Teacher Education Learning Community, contact:

Ms. Jan Johnson
Program Assistant, Teacher Education Advocacy Center
Center of Pedagogy
Montclair State University
University Hall, Suite 1160


Working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. 

Jumpstart is a program that recruits and trains caring college students to work with 3-5 year old children in low-income neighborhoods. The Jumpstart volunteers use a curriculum that helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. They also gain valuable skills and experience, earn Federal Work-Study money, and make a difference in the life of a child!

For more information on Jumpstart, contact:

Mr. Tim Giordano
Senior Site Manager, Jumpstart
Center of Pedagogy
Montclair State University
University Hall, Suite 1180

To join Jumpstart visit: