The master of arts in teacher education (M.A.T.) graduate degree provides
students with a professional and practical foundation in pedagogy, classroom
practices, and theory. The program aligns with the N.J. Department of Education
code requirements and provides students with an academic year (fall and spring)
placement in a local school for hands-on practical learning experiences.
will come away with a solid theoretical background in educational practice, a
comprehensive picture of diversity and its role in classrooms and schools, a
clear understanding of best clinical practices, and an appreciation of
professional practices and responsibilities.
Master of arts in teaching degree concentration areas:
- Preschool through grade 3 (33
- Elementary, K-6 (30 credits)
- Secondary (30 credits) (Certifications
areas: art, biological science, chemistry, English, French, mathematics, music, physics, social studies, Spanish, theater)
of Student with Disabilities (add-on certificate, or
full degree. Note - the full degree Special Education concentration is for already-licensed teachers only.)