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.
First Certification in Teaching English as a Second Language
Degree candidates must successfully complete 36 credits in the following courses or the equivalent.
Courses Required for NJ Teacher Certification in ESL
EDUC6835 Effective Teaching and Effective Schools
EDUC6565 Second-language Acquisition: Methods and Curriculum
EDUC6631 Assessment in the Second-language Classroom
EDUC6574 Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers
EDUC6654 Literacy Development for Second- language Learners
EDUC6661 Behavioral Science for Teachers: The Multicultural Classroom
EDUC6584 Computer's as a Teacher's Aid: Curriculum and Instruction
Fieldwork Courses Required for NJ Teacher Certification in ESL
EDUC6824 Teaching Lab and Field Experience I
EDUC6828 Teaching Lab and Field Experience II
EDUC6575 Apprenticeship Teaching
EDUC6825 Seminar: Apprenticeship
Total Credits for NJ Teacher Certification in ESL (31 credits)
Courses Required for Completion of MAT Degree
EDUC7812 Final Project
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.