MAT Initial Certification, Elementary Track (K-6 Elementary Certification) with Endorsement in Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Requirements (48 credits)
ED-510Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Teaching3
ED-550Teaching Diverse Populations3
EDS-500Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
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
EDS-535Technology and Students with Disabilities3
EDS-537Collaborating with Families, Students, and Professionals in Community and Educational Settings3
EDS-534Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3
EDS-572Assessment Strategies and Applications in the Classroom3
EDS-552Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities3
ED-593Clinical Practice 19
or ED-594 Supervised Clinical Practice
Total Credits48

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 Teaching3EDL-503 Literacy Instruction3
ED-550 Teaching Diverse Populations3ED-562 Methods of Teaching Science at the Elementary Level3
EDS-500 Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3ED-576 Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary Level3
Semester Credits9Semester Credits9
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EDS-534 Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3ED-556 Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
EDS-535 Technology and Students with Disabilities3EDL-575 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Content Literacy at the Elementary Level3
EDS-537 Collaborating with Families, Students, and Professionals in Community and Educational Settings3EDS-572 Assessment Strategies and Applications in the Classroom3
Semester Credits9Semester Credits9
Third Year
FallCredits 
EDS-552 Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities3 
ED-593 Clinical Practice or 5949 
Semester Credits12 
Total Credits 48
  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.