MAT in Secondary Education Subject Field (K-12)

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education (K-12): Art, Biological Science, Chemistry, Chinese, Earth Science, English, French, Japanese, Music, Physical Science, Social Studies, Spanish, is a 30-credit, 14 month program, in which graduate students earn initial certification and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in their subject area. The coursework begins in June of the first summer and ends in August of the following summer. The program requires a year-long residency starting in September, during which students will be in area schools full time, three days a week in the fall, and four days a week in the spring. Classes will be held in the evening. Students will meet and implement their action research projects during the second summer semester. Students will be required to demonstrate effective teaching, research, and dispositions that are aligned with COE, state, and national standards through videos, lesson plans, and a research capstone project. Literacy and technology are integrated throughout the program and key assessments include a teaching performance assessment, action research project, and edTPA.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Application Deadline:

April 15th: Summer semester

*International students are advised to apply by:
December 1st: Summer (May intake)

Contact us

Dr. Julie Rosenthal
Program Director, Department of Secondary and Middle School Education
MATDirector@wpunj.edu
973-720-3087

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college of university with an appropriate academic major in the Subject Field Area
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Passing score on PRAXIS Core exam in reading, writing and math
  • Passing score on PRAXIS II content exam in Music: Content Knowledge
  • Two letters of recommendation from an educational, professional or business source
  • An essay describing applicants educational philosophy
  • College of Education DAP Group Interview

Requirements to be completed prior to Student Teaching:

  • Submission of Residency Application
  • Fulfill health/hygiene requirement.
  • Pass speech and hearing assessments.