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Post-Baccalaureate Program in Physical Education

Program Coordinator: Dr. Melissa Alexander
Office: University Hall, Room 4113
Phone: 973-655-4067
Email: alexanderm@montclair.edu

The post-baccalaureate program in Physical Education is a 24 to 25 credit program is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree and wish to obtain New Jersey initial certification in Physical Education (K-12). The post-baccalaureate program offers students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and the skills needed to effectively teach Physical Education in K-12 schools. Students who apply to this program must hold a bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts field, and they must apply to the Montclair State University Graduate School. Students who have not taken the prerequisite courses as part of their undergraduate work are responsible for taking these courses as part of their work programs.

Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and regionally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships and curricular emphases. The program is considered a model for other colleges and universities and has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) continuously since 1954.

The Teacher Education Program’s professional course sequence and field experiences emphasize teaching for critical thinking and culturally responsive teaching. The post-baccalaureate program is particularly attractive to those applicants who seek to change careers to enter the teaching profession.

Graduate Initial Teaching Certification (PDF)