Dual Certification: MAT in Subject Area (P-12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)

Coordinator and Advisor: Talida State
Office: University Hall, Room 2125
Phone: 973-655-5191
Email: statet@montclair.edu

Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching Program in Content Area and Teacher of Students with Disabilities is a 44-46 credit program designed to provide graduate students with a master’s degree and dual certification in both the initial content area (P-12) and certification to teach students with disabilities in those settings. The dual certification program is open to students who wish to teach one of the following content areas in P-12 schools:

The Teacher Education Program’s professional course sequence and clinical experiences emphasize teaching for critical thinking inclusive classrooms, and culturally responsive teaching. The professional component for both graduate students addresses four broad areas: 1) student development and learning, 2) the classroom and the school, 3) the curriculum, and 4) effective teaching skills.

Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and regionally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships and curricular emphases. The program is considered a model for other colleges and universities and has continuously been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.