MAT Initial Certification in Art or Music (K-12 Certification and Subject Endorsement)

Requirements (21 credits)
ED-510Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Teaching3
ED-550Teaching Diverse Populations3
ED-529Content Literacy3
EDS-500Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
EDS-534Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3
ED-587Integrated Methods in K-12 Education3
Select one of the following:3
Education (ED), Art (AR) or Music (MU) 500-Level Independent Study
Electives (15 credits)
Select two of the following:6
Research in Teaching Practice
Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part I
Education (ED) 500-Level Independent Study
Diversity in Education
Technology and Students with Disabilities
ED-593Clinical Practice 19
or ED-594 Supervised Clinical Practice
Total Credits36

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-510 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Teaching3ED-529 Content Literacy3
ED-550 Teaching Diverse Populations3EDS-534 Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3
EDS-500 Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3ED-500 + Elective (please refer to curriculum chart)3
Semester Credits9Semester Credits9
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-587 Integrated Methods in K-12 Education3ED-593 Clinical Practice or 5949
AR-599 or ED-599 or MU-599 (please choose according to Subject Endorsement)3 
ED-500 + Elective (please refer to curriculum chart)3 
Semester Credits9Semester Credits9
Total Credits 36
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements and a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  2. Two letters of recommendation for graduate study.
  3. Résumé.
  4. Personal statement of not more than two pages that describes your preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study.
  5. Provide evidence of successfully achieving a minimum score on one of the following tests as a condition of admission to the MAT:
    1. Provide a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators #5751
    2. Provide an official qualifying score on the SAT, ACT or GRE required for the year in which the exam was taken (see New Jersey Department of Education for details).
  6. Students interested in the MAT Initial Certification K-12 in Chinese must have a degree or thirty approved credits in the Chinese language and culture.

Note:  Prior to student teaching, the appropriate Praxis Test must be successfully completed, and all content course work and/or conditions of acceptance must be satisfied.