Teaching Early Childhood Education (P-3) at Montclair State University

Early Childhood Education P-3 (Combined Bachelor’s / Master of Arts in Teaching)

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Early Childhood Education P-3 (Combined Bachelor’s / Master of Arts in Teaching)

The Bachelor’s/MAT Dual-Certification Inclusive Education Program provides students with the opportunity to receive both a bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general education and special education. The program is designed to help teachers develop competencies needed to teach students who have disabilities along with those who do not.

In this program, students complete general education and major requirements and an initial set of coursework in education as undergraduates. As graduate students, they will complete the coursework in education and conduct their fieldwork and student teaching.

Please refer to our teacher education and certification page for information on other options in teacher education as well as our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.

Admission Requirements

The Master of Arts in Teaching portion of this combined program is only open to undergraduate students at Montclair State University who are finishing up the bachelor’s portion of the combined program.

Application Checklist

In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all of corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admission.
  • Submit Online Application: Please create your online account and submit your application by following the general application instructions and pay (or waive) the non-refundable $60 application fee. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.

The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Combined Bachelor’s / Master of Arts in Teaching program in Early Childhood Education P-3:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.

For curriculum information, please visit the program listing in the course catalog.

Contact Us

If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
Email: gradschool@montclair.edu
Telephone: 973-655-5147
Fax: 973-655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Early Childhood Education P-3 (Combined Bachelor’s / Master of Arts in Teaching) Program Coordinator:
Program Coordinator: Michelle Shanahan
Office: University Hall
Email: shanahanm@montclair.edu
Phone: 973-655-5171