Teaching, with Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language (Preschool-Grade 12), M.A.

Teaching, with Teacher Certification in English as a Second Language (Preschool-Grade 12), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NJ,
Students with a baccalaureate degree and interest in teaching may pursue the Post-BA program for certification only OR the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) which simultaneously leads to certification AND Master's Degree. 

About

The content area program is open to students who wish to teach one of the following content areas in K-12 schools:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • French
  • Health Education
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Italian*
  • Latin*
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Teacher of English as a Second Language

Post BA Certification only

Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and regionally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships, and curricular emphases. The program is considered a model for other colleges and universities and has continuously been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.

Accreditation

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:

  • Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture)
  • Learning Theories (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours lecture)
  • Language and Linguistics (3 hours lecture)
  • Introduction to General Linguistics (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Structure of American English (3 hours lecture)
  • Structure of American English (3 hours lecture)
  • Sociolinguistics (3 hours lecture)
  • Language in Society (3 hours lecture)
  • Language and Culture in Minority Education (3 hours lecture)
  • Language and Culture (3 hours lecture)
  • Syntax (3 hours lecture)
  • Syntax (3 hours lecture)
  • Phonetics and Phonology (3 hours lecture)
  • Phonetics (3 hours lecture)
  • Phonology (3 hours lecture)
  • Semantics and Pragmatics (3 hours lecture)
  • Semantics (3 hours lecture)
  • Pragmatics (3 hours lecture)
  • Discourse Analysis (3 hours lecture)
  • Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition (3 hours lecture)
  • Dialectology (3 hours lecture)
  • Bilingualism (3 hours lecture)
  • History of the English Language (3 hours lecture)

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:

    80

    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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Transcript: 1 (One from each college attended. Please see below for a complete definition of Official Transcripts.)
Portrait of a Teacher: 1
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Tests: Praxis 
Deadline: Rolling Admission

Please note Teaching Certification Requirements: 
The above listed application requirements are for Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teaching Certificates. 
If a student is applying for additional/second field certifications the following is required:

  • Statement of Objectives
  • Official Transcripts
  • Teacher Certification
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20567 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20567 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12455 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12455 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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