M.A.T. - Elementary Education/New Jersey State Certification Grades K-6

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a graduate program for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in the liberal arts or sciences and wish to enter the teaching profession. This program provides an efficient path to state teacher licensure. Classes are scheduled for the convenience of students who combine the rigors of study with the demands of work and family.

Degree candidates must successfully complete 36 credits in the following courses of which:

  • 22 credits are taken in courses required by the New Jersey Administrative Code for teacher certification
  • 6 credits are required for EDUC6584 Computer as a Teacher's Aid: Curriculum & Instruction, and EDUC6819 Language Development & Literacy II.
  • 2 credits are required as EDUC7812 Final Project.
  • 6 credits are required as electives within the School of Education.

Elementary Education - Practicum Model

Required Courses for Certification (22 credits)

EDUC6561 Instructional Theory and Practice

6

EDUC6571,EDUC6572 Clinical Teaching Internship and Seminar I, II (or)

2

EDUC6578

Assistantship

4

EDUC6818Language Development and Literacy I

3

EDUC6820Problem-based strategies in Elementary Mathematics

3

EDUC6835Effective Teaching and Effective Schools

3

EDUC6893Evaluation and Measurement in Education

3


Electives (6 credits)

Suggested Electives:

EDUC6582

Distance Learning and Children's Literature

3

EDUC6661

Behavioral Science for Teachers: The Multicultural Classroom

3

EDUC6743

Introduction to Students with Disabilities in School and Community

3

EDUC7785

Internet for Educators

3

EDUC7763

Human Relations and Conflict Resolution for Educators

3

Required Courses for Completion of M.A.T. degree (8 credits)

EDUC6584

Computers as a Teacher's Aid

3
EDUC6819Language Development and Literacy II

3

EDUC7812Final Project: Applied Research

2

 

Elementary Education - Apprenticeship Teaching Model

Required Courses for Certification (22 credits)

EDUC6575

Apprenticeship Teaching **

6

EDUC6818Language Development and Literacy ***

3

EDUC6820Problem-based strategies in Elementary Mathematics *

3

EDUC6824Teaching Laboratory and Field Experience I

1

EDUC6825Apprenticeship Teaching Seminar

2

EDUC6828Teaching Laboratory and Field Experience II *

1

EDUC6835Effective Teaching and Effective Schools

3

EDUC6893Evaluation and Measurement in Education **

3

Electives (6 credits)

Suggested Electives:

EDUC6582

Distance Learning and Children's Literature

3
EDUC6661

Behavioral Science for Teachers: The Multicultural Classroom

3
EDUC6743

Introduction to Students with Disabilities in School and Community

3
EDUC7785

Internet for Educators

3
EDUC7763

Human Relations and Conflict Resolution for Educators

3

Required Courses for Completion of M.A.T. degree (8 credits)

EDUC6584

Computers as a Teacher's Aid

3
EDUC6819Language Development and Literacy II

3

EDUC7812Final Project: Applied Research

2