Teaching in Elementary Education at Montclair State University

Teacher Education and Certification

Teacher Education and Certification Programs

Are you interested in becoming a school teacher? Or are you a teacher looking for an additional certification? We are dedicated to preparing and supporting knowledgeable teachers who develop a strong set of commitments to equity and diversity, critical thinking and social responsibility. Our nationally and internationally recognized Teacher Education Program has many unique features, which include curricular emphasis, the Center of Pedagogy, as well as partnerships with local schools and communities. The program has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.

Graduate students have the option to pursue teacher certification along with their master’s degree or as a post-baccalaureate certification program. If you are interested in learning about our doctoral program, please visit the Teacher Education and Teacher Development (PhD) program page.

Please visit the Center of Pedagogy webpage for more information about Teacher Education scholarships and grant opportunities.

2: MAT with Dual Certification - Teacher of Students with Disabilities

For those interested in becoming a teacher who have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and would like to obtain their Masters of Arts in Teaching as well as certification in one of the following areas in addition to certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities (special education).

MAT Dual Certification Programs:

Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.