Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master of Arts in Education for Certified Teachers


1000 River Road T-KB1-01


Teaneck, NJ 07940

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Education for Certified Teachers, English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) Specialist; E.S.L. Specialist with Bilingual Education Endorsement; Instructional Technology Specialist; Literacy/Reading Specialist; Mathematics Education Specialist; Multilingual Educational Specialist; Professional Studies; Teacher of Students With Disabilities

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts Certified Teachers (MACT) is a 36-credit program that allows teachers to pursue specializations while attaining their master’s degrees.  Each program is unique in that teachers can graduate with an 18-credit certification in their area of specialization and a 12-credit New Jersey Supervisor license.

The M.A. for Certified Teachers is offered under the auspices of the Peter Sammartino School of Education. Some courses may be available at the Metropolitan Campus; the Florham Campus, Madison, New Jersey; selected off-site locations; and selected community colleges. Cohort groups may be established in school districts with sufficient enrollment and are open to teachers in local districts.

Program Information for M.A.CT

  • Tuition rate is reduced with no hidden fees and comprable to that of a public university.
  • All programs incorporate standards based teaching methods that address the Core Common State Standards, The New Jersey Core Curriculum, Content Standards (NJCCCS), and the national subject-specific standards.
  • An approved 12-credit sequence of courses within the 36-credits M.A. degree will prepare the candidate to apply for a New Jersey Supervisor of Instruction Certificate with the completed M.A. and three years of successful teaching experience.
  • Instructional Technology is integrated into all teaching strategies and modeled throughout the curriculum. Web-based courses and other distance-learning modalities are utilized, as appropriate, to diversify course delivery and enhance the use of various technologies for instruction.
  • The FDU Certificates and New Jersey Certification and Endorsements may be taken without completion of the M.A.
  • Each of the 18-credit certificate programs are offered in a two-year sequence of courses. Students take an average of 9 credits per year and are expected to complete the certificate portion of the program within a two-year cycle.
  • Students may be accepted for fall, spring, or summer semesters. Applicants must specify specialization program or select the professional studies program, a generalist degree.
  • There is a one-time application fee of $40 required. The fee may be wavied if the candidate meets with admissions adviser or department faculty member.


Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $762.00 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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