Students with a baccalaureate degree and interest in teaching may pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), which simultaneously leads to certification and a master’s degree. The content area program is open to students who wish to teach one of the following content areas in P-12 schools:
* Post BA Certification only; MAT is not available for this content area.
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.