The MAT K-6 is a 15 month, 33-credit full time program which results in New Jersey Certification in Elementary Education K-6 as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree. The program can be pursued through the traditional or alternate route. The traditional route requires a year-long residency starting in September, during which teacher candidates will be in area schools full time, three days a week in the fall, and four days a week in the spring. The alternate route requires that teacher candidates obtain a certificate of eligibility (CE) in the elementary education, and are then hired by a participating school as teacher of record in an elementary classroom.
~Applicants to the MAT K-6 program must apply for a Substitute Teaching License immediately. A Substitute Teaching License will be needed for participation in clinical experiences. See http://www.wpunj.edu/coe/departments/field/substitute-license.html
+Clinical practice, whether through residency (traditional route) or teacher of record (alternate route) requires prior application through the Office of Field Experiences. Clinical experience applications must be submitted as soon as applicants are admitted into the program. Failure to submit an application for the clinical experiences will result in a delay in program completion. 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:
*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.***
Requirements to be completed prior to Student Teaching:
Submission of Residency Application
Take a course in child or developmental psychology (may be satisfied by undergraduate coursework.)
Fulfill health/hygiene requirement
Pass speech and hearing assessments
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