A quality teacher does more than teach a lesson. A quality teacher makes an impact on the lives of students for generations to come. Is this your future? Are you ready to help mold minds, sharpen skills and prepare future generations to live better lives through a well-rounded education? In other words, are you ready to take your place in the classroom?
From educational foundation programs designed to help you gain K-12 teaching skills to programs for pursuing educational leadership roles, Montclair State University has the coursework, degrees and insights you need to be successful in education today, tomorrow and for years to come.
PhD in Teacher Education and Teacher Development
The PhD in Teacher Education and Teacher Development builds on Montclair State University’s nationally recognized programs in teacher preparation to give you the tools to become a leader in the preparation and development of teachers. A master’s degree in a related field, significant teaching/school service experience, and a strong academic record are all required to become a candidate for this terminal degree program.Read More
MA in Educational Leadership
Through this NCATE-accredited degree program, you’ll be positions to obtain a standard supervisor certificate as well as principal and school administrator certificates of eligibility.Read More
MA in Music, Music Education Concentration
Led by an experienced and nationally recognized faculty, this master’s in music education will give you a comprehensive course of study, helping you augment both your musical and teaching skills. Core coursework includes musical style and analysis, music systems of analysis and composition, and a host of electives to more closely align your education to your goals.Read More
Master of Arts in Teaching, Initial Certification
This master’s degree program will help you achieve a teacher certification within your designated subject area. Available subject concentrations for the MAT program include art, biological science, chemistry, early childhood education (P-3), earth science, elementary education (K-6), English, English as a second language, French, health and physical education, mathematics, music, physical education, physical science, social studies, Spanish, and the urban teacher residency program (P-3).
MA in Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics
Give your mathematical knowledge and middle grade teaching skills a boost with a master’s degree specifically focused on helping you reach and teach middle grade students.Read More
MEd in Inclusive Education, Elementary Education (K-6) Teachers/Teacher of Students with Disabilities Concentration
Do you want to make sure your K-6 students remain active participants in the learning process? Coursework for this 36-credit-hour program covers the principles and processes of educational planning for students with disabilities. In addition to a master’s in inclusive education, you’ll also gain the insight and education you need to obtain the Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification.Read More
MS in Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration
The mathematics education concentration for your master’s in mathematics covers the advanced coursework you need to pursue a leadership position in teaching, from private and public high schools to the community college.
Additional Education Certification
Are you interested in obtaining additional teaching certification? Montclair State offers a variety of options at the post-baccalaureate and master’s level to help educators advance your careers and expand your knowledge. You can earn a Teaching Students with Disabilities certification, bilingual bicultural education, middle grade mathematics and middle grade science.
Principal, Administrative Services Graduate Certificate
Fulfill the education requirement for a state of NJ Principal Certificate of Eligibility. You’ll need a master’s or doctoral degree, a standard teaching certification, or educational services certificate, and to have completed five years of teaching or educational services experience in order to apply to the program.
Developmental Models of Autism Intervention Graduate Certificate
This post-baccalaureate certificate program in Developmental Models of Autism Intervention will give you the assessment, education, and intervention strategies to work with children with autism and their families.
Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics Certificate Program
This five-course certificate program is specifically designed to give you the background and education you need to effectively teach today’s recommended curriculum.
PhD in Mathematics Education
The PhD program in Mathematics Education will help you prepare for a number of math educational careers, from curriculum developer to research to an educator for post-secondary institutions.Read More
MA in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Leadership Concentration
The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership gives you the knowledge and skills you need to take on leadership positions with higher education organizations in student affairs, academic affairs, and administration across all functional areas of colleges and universities.Read More
Master of Arts in Teaching, Dual Certifications with Teacher of Students with Disabilities
This master’s degree program will help you achieve a teacher certification within your designated subject area and as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities. Available subject concentrations for the MAT Dual Certification program include art, biological science, chemistry, early childhood education (P-3), earth science, elementary education (K-6), English, English as a second language, French, health and physical education, mathematics, music, physical education, physical science, social studies, Spanish, and the urban teacher residency program (P-3).
MEd in Special Education
Learn what it takes to instruct secondary students with disabilities in the Master of Education in Special Education program. You’ll cover the courses required for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification.Read More
MEd in Inclusive Education, Early Childhood (P-3) Teachers/Teacher of Students with Disabilities Concentration
Open up a new world of excitement in learning for small children with disabilities. This 36-credit program helps P-3 teachers learn the principles and processes of educational planning for students with disabilities. This master’s in inclusive education also provides the insight and education you need to obtain the Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification.Read More
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
Do you have a bachelor’s degree and want to become a teacher? Montclair State University’s post-baccalaureate teacher certification program is for you. Learn what it takes to turn your education into teaching opportunities in early elementary education (P-3), elementary education (K-6), students with disabilities, and specific subject areas for middle grades or high school.
Advanced Certificate in Music Teaching
This advanced music teaching program is specifically designed to give you the freedom to follow a blended curriculum of theory and practice. Choose from courses like the psychology of music, technology for music teachers and teaching music for learners with special needs.Read More
Supervisor, Administrative Services Certificate
If you hold a master’s degree and three years of teaching or educational service experience and wish to become a supervisor of instruction, athletic director, or an assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum and/or instruction in public schools, this program of study fulfills the New Jersey Department of Education academic requirements for the standard administrative certificate with a supervisor endorsement.Read More
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate gives you the insight and expertise you need to teach English language skills abroad or to teach adults in the U.S. The entire program is designed to be completed in two semesters of full-time study.Read More
Reading Specialist, Educational Services Certificate
If you currently hold a teaching certificate and a master’s degree and would like to receive state certification as a Reading Specialist, this 30-credit program of study is for you. Courses are offered in different modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid and fully on-line.