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Teacher Education

Teacher Education Program
University Hall 1160, 1180, and 1st floor South

Telephone: 973-655-4262

Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is coordinated by the Center of Pedagogy (CoP), which is located on the first floor of University Hall. Dedicated to the art and science of teaching and learning, the CoP enjoys the distinction of being the first such agency in the country to focus its resources on the direction and coordination of the various aspects of the renewal of teacher education both in the university and in the public schools. Although the Center includes a staff and units on campus, the Center is actually comprised of three groups: faculty in education, faculty in the arts and sciences, and faculty from our partner school districts. The Center of Pedagogy (CoP) coordinates teacher education student record maintenance and job placement opportunities, as well as national accreditation and state certification program approval processes.

For more information about becoming a teacher, visit the Office of Teacher Education Admissions and Retention in Suite 1160 of University Hall, visit the Teacher Education and Certification website or call 655-7976. In addition, all fieldwork placements are made by the CoP through the Fieldwork Department, in Suite 1180 of University Hall or call 655-4262.

A Teacher Education Policy Committee, composed of faculty and staff from all of the colleges within the university and administrators from partner schools districts meets monthly to review and set policy for all initial teacher certification programs.

The ADP Center for Teacher Preparation and Learning Technologies (Ext. 5220), serves as the hub for research in pedagogy, curriculum development, instructional design and educational technology for teacher education faculty, students and practicing educators. The ADP Center includes a digital video and sound editing studio, a global video conferencing center and mediated classroom with wireless laptop computers, three state-of-the-art and fully mediated “classrooms of the future,” a computer lab, and a curriculum resource collection. Located on the first floor of University Hall, you may schedule an in-person orientation by contacting the ADP Center by phone or at You may also visit the ADP Center to view a video tour.