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The mission of the Office of Teacher Education Advisement and Retention is to provide our teacher education candidates with the information, guidance, and support needed to meet the requirements necessary for both degree completion and state certification. Our office is committed to high-quality advisement services that are tailored to the unique needs of our students for their ultimate success.

Students who have been fully admitted to the undergraduate teacher education program, including transfer students, should schedule an appointment with one of our academic program advisors through the Navigate links below. If you are unsure who to book your appointment with email or call 973-655-4262 for more information.

Please note: Students who have not yet been admitted to the Teacher Education Program, or new freshmen who have been conditionally matriculated into the Teacher Education Program who seek information about the program, the application process or the required prerequisite courses, must contact the Office of Teacher Education Admissions, Recruitment and Diversity at or call 973-655-7976.

Advisement and Retention Resources

If you seek information regarding any of the following, please make an appointment with one of our academic advisors listed below.

  • Teacher Education New Student Orientation
  • Meeting course requirements for major, teacher certification and graduation
  • Provisional admission requirements
  • Class scheduling
  • Course waivers/substitutions
  • Clinical audit
  • Praxis Subject Assessment Test Preparation
  • Montclair State University scholarships
  • State of New Jersey Teacher Certification Requirements
  • General EdTPA Information
  • General Sub License Information
  • Clinical I or Clinical II Information and Requirements
  • Scholarships

Teacher Education Program Advisors

Lisa Abreu Morel, Advisor for Health & Physical Education (P-12 single certification)

Marcela Lindo, Advisor for Early Childhood (P-3 single certification), and Elementary Education (K-6 single certification)

Michelle Shanahan, Advisor for Subject Area/Secondary (P-12 single certification) except Health & Physical Education, and Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs (P-3, K-6, and P-12 with dual certification)

Ian Bouie, Advisor for Subject Area/Secondary (P-12 single certification) for students who were admitted in the Spring 2018 semester and prior

To make an appointment with a Teacher Education Program advisor, log in to Navigate via NEST.

Hours of Operation

Teacher Education Students Services is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. After hours’ appointments are available for candidates if employment or travel prevents one from getting to campus during normal business hours. These appointments are scheduled upon request and at the mutual agreement of the advisor and student.