Office of Graduate Studies
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Supervisor, Principal, Special Education and ESL Certificates, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for experienced teachers as a way to further enhance their professionalism and the quality of their teaching. The graduate program prepares educators for leadership roles in their schools. Integrating theory, practice, and research, the M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction provides teachers with opportunities to conduct action research in their schools. Through this research, teachers will acquire advanced knowledge and develop greater competence in their disciplines, while discovering innovative and effective approaches to teaching and learning. Students are required to take seven core courses and five elective courses for a total of 36 credits. The credits which meet the educational requirements for the Supervisor Certification may be completed as part of the elective requirements within this program. Other concentrations available to students in this degree program include Principal Certification – 36 credits, *ESL Certification – 39 credits, and Special Education (TOSD) – 42 credits. Students who have earned 15 credits in an alternate route teacher certification program and are now certified may transfer these credits into the elective portion of the program. However, credits will not transfer until the student has been enrolled in the program for a year (two semesters). To earn the Supervisor Certification, three years under a standard certificate are required; to earn the Principal Certification, five years of working under an appropriate New Jersey certificate, and passing the School Leader Praxis; to earn the ESL certificate, passing the WPI and OPI tests are required and a teaching certificate; to earn the TOSD Certification a standard certificate is required.
Accreditation:Granted accreditation from the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
International Student Requirements:A full list of admission and program requirements can be found on our Web site.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 36-42
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 930.00 USD
Classification: Baccalaureate College—General
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999