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The 35 credit Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education Alternate Route program allows graduate students to earn initial teacher certification in Elementary Education (K-6) and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Coursework begins in May of the first summer and ends August of the following summer, with experiences in educational settings integrated into course requirements. Content and pedagogy courses are offered on campus in the evening and online. Alternate Route candidates are observed in their roles as teachers of record in participating schools for a total of 2 years. During the second year, AR candidates enroll in two 1-credit university supervision courses.
Alternate Route candidates must hold a Certificate of Eligibility in Elementary K-6, and a a promise of employment as a teacher of record in an appropriate Elementary grades classroom.
Clinical practice university supervision requires prior application through the Office of Field Experiences. Clinical applications must be submitted as soon as applicants are admitted into the program. For additional information please contact the Office of Field Experiences 973-720-3132 or 973-720-2109.
In addition to the University’s admission requirements:
Requirements to be completed prior to Clinical Practice:
*Applicants wishing to obtain an endorsement in Teacher of Students with Disabilities may apply six credits of the MAT K-6 coursework to the TSD Endorsement Program requirements. These credits can not be applied to the M.Ed. in Teacher of Students with Disabilities.
April 30st: Summer semester *International students are advised to apply by: December 1st Summer (May intake)
Matriculation: Summer term ***Obtain Substitute Teaching License immediately when applying for this program.***
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