M.A.T. Certification - Middle School Endorsement


Those individuals desiring to teach on the middle school level (5, 6, 7, and 8) must qualify for elementary school certification with subject matter specialization. In order to do so, the following requirements must be met, according to N.J.A.C. 6A:9-8.1:
  1. Hold an elementary school Certificate of Eligibility (CE), Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) or standard certificate with an elementary school endorsement;
  2. Complete study in the characteristics of young adolescents;
  3. Pass the appropriate Middle School PRAXIS test in content area specialization for middle school;
  4. Complete a coherent sequence of courses in, but not limited to, one of the following specializations:
  • 30 credits in a single New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) subject field;
  • 15 credits in the subject fields of mathematics, science, social studies and language arts/literacy; 
  • 15 credits in a single world language

Candidates for New Jersey Certification and /or the Master of Arts in Teaching are responsible for obtaining academic advising, following the approved plan of courses, and maintaining academic standing in accordance wit the School of Education and Fairleigh Dickinson University policies.