M.A.CT. - Professional Studies in Education (PROST)


The professional studies concentration is designed for New Jersey Provisional Teacher candidates and certified teachers who want a generalist master’s degree.  The New Jersey Provisional candidates who are in the process of completing the state-required 200 hours of instruction may select from the three identified courses, 9 credits, which parallel the course content.  During this time, provisional candidates will be nonmatriculated students and, upon completion of these courses and receipt of a standard teaching certification from the New Jersey Department of Education, the candidate may proceed to elect a sequence of courses from the remaining 21 credits leading to the M.A. in education for certified teachers.

Certified teachers may select from the 18 core courses and 18 credits from the specialization courses listed.  This program will allow candidates to match their professional goals with the programs offered in the M.A. for Certified Teachers.  The candidates can select from several specializations to fulfill their program requirements.

Embedded within the 36-credit master’s degree are the 12 credits leading to a New Jersey Supervisor License with a master’s degree and three years of successful teaching.

An adviser will work closely to monitor all candidates’ program selections.

The professional studies concentration will allow teachers to develop their educational knowledge and skills to become more effective teachers. Professional Studies is a generalist studies program appropriate for alternate route/provisional teacher candidates and others. The master's seminar course, EDUC7674 is a requirement for any selected program to be taken near the conclusion of the 36-credits.

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M.A. in Education Course Options for Generalist Educational Program

EDUC6584     Computers as a Teacher's Aid: Curriculum & Instruction
EDUC6835     Effective Teaching/Effective Schools
EDUC6893     Evaluation and Measurement in Education
EDUC7674     Master’s Seminar: Research in Specialization
EDUC6702     Curriculum and Instruction: Theory and Practice
EDUC6703     Supervision of Instruction & Personnel Evaluation
EDUC6704     Curriculum/Program Evaluation and Student Assessment
EDUC6718     Change: Curriculum Development & Program Improvement
EDUC6661     Behavioral Science for Teachers: The Multicultural Classroom
EDUC6672     Curriculum Development for the Diverse Learner
EDUC6912     Sociology of Multicultural Identity Development
EDUC7763     Human Relations and Conflict Resolution for Educators

Select 18 credits either from one section below or from several sections.

Literacy/ reading Specialist Options without Certificate or State Endorsement

EDUC6582     Distance Learning & Children’s Literature
EDUC6605     Foundations in Reading I
EDUC6606     Foundations in Reading II
EDUC6673     Integrating Litaracy & Technology Across the Curriculum

Teacher of Students with Disabilities Options without Certificate or State Endorsement

EDUC6743*    Introduction to Students with Disabilities in School and Community
EDUC6744     Foundations: Historical, Philosophical, & Legal Issues Related to Disabilities
EDUC6745     Principles & Practices of Collaboration and Inclusion
EDUC6746     Learning Environment and Effective Management of Teaching & Learning

English as a Second language Options without Certificate or State Endorsement

EDUC6565     Second Language Acquisition: Methodology and Curriculum
EDUC6573     Comparative Phonology for Language Teachers
EDUC6574     Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers

Instructional Technology Options without FDU Certificate

EDUC6673     Integrating Literacy & Technology Across the Curriculum
EDUC7784     Multimedia Production
EDUC7785     Internet for Educators
EDUC7796     Projects Based on the Web

Mathematics Education Specialist Options without FDU Certificate

MATH6507     World of Mathematics: Number
MATH6508     World of Mathematics: Algebra
MATH6509     World of Mathematics: Geometry
MATH6511     World of Mathematics: Integrating Technology
MATH6513     World of Mathematics: Mathematics in Science

Professional Studies Concentration Requirement

EDUC7674     Master’s Seminar

Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am interested in obtaining a Certification in one of the areas such as Instructional Technology, ESL, Teacher of the Handicapped, or Lieracy?
You may elect to pursue one of the certificates in the Professional Studies concentration by completing 9 electives in that field . You can then obtain the certificate by completing the additional requirements as outlined for each field.
If I know I want to pursue the M.A.CT. degree, how and when can I start?
Provisional Teachers can enroll at a state designated site.If you have completed the state required hours or are currently a certified teacher, you can apply at any time, and once accepted you can start in the Fall, Spring or Summer. Call (201) 692-2862 to find out more information.