MAT Initial Certification, Elementary Track (K-6 Elementary Certification) with Endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Requirements (45 credits)
ED-510Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Teaching3
ED-550Teaching Diverse Populations3
EDS-500Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
EDS-534Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3
EDL-503Literacy Instruction3
ED-556Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
ED-562Methods of Teaching Science at the Elementary Level3
EDL-575Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Content Literacy at the Elementary Level3
ED-576Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary Level3
EN-563Linguistics and the English Language3
or ED-536 Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching
ED-583Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part I3
ED-584Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part II3
ED-593Clinical Practice 19
or ED-594 Supervised Clinical Practice
Total Credits45

Note

  • The elementary school certification requires completion of Liberal Arts, Science, dual content, or interdisciplinary academic major or a minimum of 60 semester hours/credits in Liberal Arts or Science.

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-510 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Teaching3ED-562 Methods of Teaching Science at the Elementary Level3
ED-550 Teaching Diverse Populations3ED-576 Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary Level3
EDS-500 Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3EDS-534 Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3
Semester Credits9Semester Credits9
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-536 Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching3ED-556 Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
ED-583 Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part I3ED-584 Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part II3
EDL-503 Literacy Instruction3EDL-575 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Content Literacy at the Elementary Level3
Semester Credits9Semester Credits9
Third Year
FallCredits 
ED-593 Clinical Practice or 5949 
Semester Credits9 
Total Credits 45
  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.