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Teaching, with Teacher Certifications in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 and Students with Disabilities (Preschool-Grade, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Montclair, NJ, United States
The Master of Arts in Teaching Program in Elementary Education and Teacher of Students with Disabilities is a 48 credit program designed to provide graduate students with a master's degree as well as dual certification: initial certification to teach Kindergarten through sixth grade (K-6) and certification to teach students with disabilities in K-6 settings.
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  • Students who apply to this program must hold a bachelor's degree in a liberal arts field (minimum 60 liberal arts credits). In addition, applicants must provide evidence of substantial and meaningful experience with groups of children, including children with special needs. Applicants must also achieve a passing score on the PRAXIS 1 exam.
  • 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. 


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (3 hours lecture)
  • Child Development I: Theories of Child Development (3 hours lecture)
  • Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Diverse Society (3 hours lecture)
  • Sociocultural Context of Disability and Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)
  • Learning and Development in Children With and Without Disabilities (3 hours lecture)
  • Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities (3 hours lecture)
  • Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities (3 hours lecture)
  • Pedagogy in Inclusive Elementary Education (3 hours lecture)
  • Methods of Research (3 hours lecture)
  • Literacy Foundations (3 hours lecture)
  • Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom (3 hours lecture)
  • Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms (3 hours lecture).

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General 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

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

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

    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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