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Teaching – Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency (MAT)

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Teaching – Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program (MAT)

The Department of Secondary and Special Education Accelerated MAT Residency cohort of the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency (NMUTR) is an innovative, initial certification, teacher apprenticeship program for college graduates and career changers with a deep commitment to urban education.

Accepted Residents will:

  • Be immersed in Newark Public Schools (NPS) classrooms and apprentice alongside a master mentor teacher
  • Benefit from a cohort environment with no more than 10 students
  • Participate in clinical experiences in the city of Newark and rich integrated coursework over a 12-month residency
  • Receive a living stipend of $26,000, $14,000 in tuition assistance and a Digital Backpack
  • Be given hiring preference by Newark Public Schools
  • Receive induction support during the first three years of 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

Eligible candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree and minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Additionally, they will need to have a minimum of 30 credits in either mathematics or science. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the international applicants page to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.

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: May 30, 2018.
  • 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 Teaching – Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency (MAT) program:

  • A major goal of Montclair State University’s teacher education program is to educate teachers who understand how to prepare their students for democratic citizenship. Democratic citizenship includes the ability to think critically and to play an active role in improving our society. Please review the Portrait of a Teacher. You will note that several of the standards in the Portrait focus on this important goal. For the Statement of Objectives, please write an essay of three to four double-spaced, typed pages and incorporate items 5 and 6  from the Portrait of a Teacher to address the following questions:
    • In your life as a citizen, student, and future teacher of this society, what experiences are reflective of this standard? Additionally, what experiences in your life have conflicted with this standard?
    • Envision yourself as a teacher. How would you foster a classroom climate that would promote this standard in your discipline?
    • You might begin by reflecting on some of your own classroom experiences as a student. Which things would you do differently and which would you emulate in creating such a classroom climate?
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Praxis I (see test waiver policies).
  • Students holding degrees from non-US institutions must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices. TOEFL or IELTS is required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Please check our International Applicants page for more information and for our current TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy.

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
Telephone: (973) 655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Teaching – Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency (MAT) Program Coordinator:
Program Coordinator: Dr. Kimberly Santos