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State Authorization

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education programs and is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Additional benefits include expanded access to educational offerings and enhancement to the overall quality of distance education.

Students from all 50 states are eligible to apply to our online programs. As a SARA state approved institution, Montclair State University offers distance education programs to students in the 49 SARA member states and is not subject to approval or exempt in the non-SARA states of California. For more information, please visit NC-SARA.

Programs leading to Professional Licensure

  • Educational Leadership (MA)
    All options are designed to prepare teachers and other certified educational services professionals, such as school counselors and school psychologists, to meet New Jersey requirements for principal or supervisor certification. If you are interested in the online program and are seeking certification in a state other than New Jersey, you should contact your state department of education to determine the principal or supervisor certification requirements prior to applying. For additional information, please contact Tara Campos, Program Administrator.
  • Elementary School Certification with Subject Matter Specialization: Mathematics in Grades 5-8
    This program prepares teachers to meet New Jersey requirements for Middle School with Subject Matter Specialization: Mathematics Grades 5-8 certification. If you are interested in seeking certification in a state other than New Jersey, you should contact your state department of education to determine the certification requirements prior to applying. For additional information, please contact Teo Paoletti, Graduate Program Coordinator.
  • Nursing (Pre-Licensure MSN)
    Students in the pre-licensure Nursing program will become licensed once they pass the national exam. They will become RNs. Every state requires a nursing RN license. For additional information, please refer to the NJ Board of Nursing and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.