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Inclusive Education, Elementary Education (K-6) Teachers/Teacher of Students with Disabilities Concentration, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
The Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education department is committed to preparing critical professionals who can improve the lives of children, youth, and adults by implementing effective care, education, and literacy programs


In order to meet this challenge, our students build a strong knowledge base through inquiry and action research, develop skills and dispositions as reflective and caring practitioners, support and enhance systems that demonstrably include and respect all children, youth, adults, and their families; and provide professional leadership on local, state, and national levels. The department's work reflects our commitment to the "Portrait of a Teacher", social justice, and diversity.

The department's programs emphasize the following:
  • a common, clear vision of good teaching that is apparent in all course work and clinical experiences, and aligned to well-defined standards of practice and performance;
  • strong relationships, common knowledge, and shared beliefs among school/community-based and university faculty who work together to provide substantial clinical experiences using a cohort model;
  • learning and teaching as social processes with political implications;
  • emphasis on social justice and the principles of democracy to ensure the optimal achievement of all students;
  • teaching and learning as a life long process; and
  • courses developed and scheduled to meet the unique needs of adult learners.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Development I: Theories of Child Development 1
  • Literacy Foundations 1
  • Sociocultural Context of Disability and Inclusive Education
  • Learning and Development in Children With and Without Disabilities
  • Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities
  • Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts
  • Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities
  • Pedagogy in Inclusive Elementary Education
  • Practicum and Seminar in Inclusive Elementary Education
  • Advanced Pedagogy in Inclusive Elementary Education
  • Inclusive Pedagogies for Students with Complex Learning and Behavioral Needs
  • Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom
  • Introduction to Applied Child Advocacy
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Substance Abuse and Family Crisis
  • Dynamics of Group Process
  • Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
  • GRE scores
  • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    713 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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