Graduate Admission Requirements for School of Education Certification and Endorsement Programs

Graduate Certificate: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  1.  Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall 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 the applicant’s preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study
  5. A passing score for the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in the English Language for non-native speakers of English.

Graduate Certificate: Autism

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall and in the undergraduate major.  
  2. Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for this graduate program and professional work.
  3. Essay (500 words or more) explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue this graduate program.

Graduate Certificate: Applied Behavior Analysis

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 overall and in the undergraduate major.

Graduate Endorsement: Teacher of Students with Disabilities

  1. Possess or be eligible for a standard or provisional New Jersey instructional certificate with an endorsement appropriate to the subject or grade level to be taught.
  2. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have achieved a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see New Jersey Department of Education for details) and a minimum 3.0 in the undergraduate major.
  3. Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for this graduate program and professional work.
  4. Applicant must submit an essay of 500 words or more explaining why applicant wishes to pursue a Teacher of Students with Disabilities endorsement.
  5. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Graduate Endorsement: Student Assistance Coordinator

  1. Hold a standard instructional certificate, or a school psychologist, school social worker, school counselor, director of school counseling services, or school nurse endorsement, or a valid Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential issued by the New Jersey Alcohol and Drug Counselor committee of the Marriage and Family Board, or a valid Certified Prevention Specialist credential issued by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey, or hold a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Note: Monmouth University students who are pursuing one of the above credentials can apply to this program and pursue it concurrent with this degree.
  2. Applicant must submit an essay of 500 words or more explaining why applicant wishes to pursue a Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) endorsement.
  3. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Graduate Endorsement: English as a Second Language (ESL)

  1. A bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see New Jersey Department of Education for details).
  2. A standard New Jersey Instructional Certificate or a CEAS.  If the applicant is not a certified teacher, the applicant must hold  a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility and be employed in an ESL position requiring certification.

As an added part of an initial certificate program:

  1. Admission into any of the Monmouth University Initial Teaching Certification Programs (MAT).

Graduate Endorsement: Early Childhood

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA 3.0 or higher
  2. Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for graduate study
  3. Essay (500 words or more) explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue this graduate program
  4. Resume
  5. Teaching Certificate (If the applicant is not a certified teacher, the applicant must hold an NJ Certificate of Eligibility (CE) P–3 and be employed in a P–3 position requiring certification)

Graduate Endorsement: Bilingual/Bicultural

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 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 the applicant’s preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study
  5. A degree in a K-12 school curriculum content area other than foreign language or English as a Second Language.
  6. Certificate of eligibility with advanced standing, or a standard New Jersey instructional certificate or a certificate of  eligibility with a teaching position in an ESL/Bilingual setting.
  7. A passing score for nationally recognized test of oral and written proficiency in both English and the target language.

Graduate Subject Endorsement in Chinese - CEAS

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 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 the applicant’s preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study
  5. A minimum of 30 credits in Chinese, which may include the art, culture, economics, history, and/or literature of China.Remaining requirements are the same as those listed for the Master of Arts in Teaching.

Post-Master’s Endorsement: Director of School Counseling Services

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see New Jersey Department of Education for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  2. Possession of a master’s degree.
  3. Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for this graduate program and professional work.
  4. Essay (500 words or more) explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue this graduate program.

Note: Must hold a New Jersey school counselor or student personnel services certificate or an equivalent out-of-state certificate. Upon completion, provide documentation evidencing completion of three years of successful experience as a school counselor in grades P-12 to be eligible for the endorsement.

Post-Master’s Endorsement: Supervisor

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  2. Possession of a Master’s degree
  3. Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for this graduate program and professional work.
  4. Essay (500 words or more) explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue this graduate program.
  5. A standard New Jersey instructional or educational services certificate

Note: The state code requires that an applicant for the Supervisor certification must hold a standard New Jersey instructional or educational services certificate or its out-of-state equivalent, and complete three years of successful, full-time teaching and/or educational services experience.

Teaching and/or educational services experience completed in a New Jersey public school must have been under an appropriate New Jersey certificate.

Post-Master’s Endorsement: Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant

  1. Applicant must possess a master’s degree.
  2. Applicant must hold a standard New Jersey or out-of-state instructional certificate.
  3. Students applying for the LDTC endorsement must submit a letter from their administrator stating that they have three (3) years of full-time teaching experience in a public or a NJ- approved private school for students with disabilities.
  4. Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for this graduate program and professional work.
  5. Applicant must submit an essay of 500 words or more explaining why applicant wishes to pursue a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant endorsement.
  6. Applicant must have a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see New Jersey Department of Education for details).
  7. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Teacher Leadership Endorsement

  1. Must possess a New Jersey Standard Instructional Certificate
  2. 3 or more years of teaching experience
  3. A document verifying an effective or highly effective summative rating in two of the most recent years of evaluation
  4. One letter of recommendation