Fairleigh Dickinson University

MAT English as a Second Language (K-12)


1000 River Road T-KB1-01


Teaneck, NJ 07940

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MAT English as a Second Language (K-12)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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

Approved Elective

EDUC7812 Final Project


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): $1154.00 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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