Montclair State University

College of Education and Human Services

Teaching (MAT) Elementary and Early Childhood


1 Normal Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07043

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MAT-Elementary and Early Childhood

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Students with a baccalaureate degree and interest in teaching may earn the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and a teaching certificate simultaneously.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be recommended to the New Jersey Department of Education for a teaching certificate. Students interested in teaching elsewhere should seek information from the appropriate state authorities; requirements are generally similar.

Under the conditions of New Jersey's Beginning Teacher Induction Program, those who have completed undergraduate or post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs must successfully complete one induction year of teaching under a provisional certificate to be eligible for a permanent or standard New Jersey teaching certificate. Exempted from this requirement are persons who already possess a New Jersey standard certificate and are seeking an additional New Jersey certificate as well as those who are recommended for certification as Teacher of the Blind or Partially Sighted, Teacher of the Handicapped, or Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Persons recommended by the University for certification will receive a Certificate of Eligibility With Advanced Standing which authorizes the holder to seek and accept offers of employment in New Jersey schools and in other states. The certificate is valid for the lifetime of its holder.

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change. 



North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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