Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers rigorous programs that graduate highly skilled and well-prepared teachers to meet the challenges and promises in today’s schools. Our vision is to transform education by preparing educators who demonstrate teaching excellence, democratic practice and a commitment to social justice and inclusivity, and who are equipped to recognize and disrupt systemic and social inequality. Additionally, the department showcases a rich cadre of scholar-practitioners with expertise across content areas, in special education and educational technology, among other fields.

We offer the following certification and certificate programs:

  • Initial certification in: Early Childhood Education (Preschool – Grade 3),  Elementary (Kindergarten – Grade 6) at the undergraduate and graduate (Master of Arts) levels.
  • Additional certifications available in: Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Reading Specialist, and Bilingual and Bicultural Education
  • Subject area certification
  • Certificate programs in: Developmental Models of Autism Intervention and Learning Technologies
  • Advanced graduate programs: Master of Education in Inclusive Education, Master of Arts in Reading, Post-Baccalaureate Program – Content Area, Master of Education in Special Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAG-Subject-Area Certification), Dual Certification: MAT in Subject Area (P-12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)


University Hall, Room 3162
Montclair State University
One Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Tel: 973-655-5407
Fax: 973-655-7043

Hours of Operation

Between September and May, all academic departments in the College of Education and Human Services will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

During the summer months, from June through August, the University is closed on Fridays.  College departments and offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.