Teaching, with Teacher Certification in French (Preschool-Grade 12) (M.A.T.)

Students with a baccalaureate degree and interest in teaching may pursue the Post-BA program for certification only or the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) which simultaneously leads to certification and Master's Degree. The content area program is open to students who wish to teach one of the following content areas in K-12 schools:

Montclair State University’s Teacher Education Program is one of the most highly-regarded teacher preparation programs in the country. It has been consistently recognized both nationally and regionally for its unique features, including its structure, partnerships, and curricular emphases. The program is considered a model for other colleges and universities and has continuously been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.

The Teacher Education Program’s professional course sequence and field experiences emphasize teaching for critical thinking and culturally responsive teaching. The professional component for both graduate students addresses four broad areas:

  1. Student development and learning
  2. The classroom and the school
  3. The curriculum
  4. Effective teaching skills

Program Requirements

Additional Requirements for State Certification
Speech
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the COP or have UG equivalent course approved by advisor.
Educational Psychology
EDFD 582Learning Theories3
or PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology
Program Requirements - Graduate Professional Sequence
Introductory Sequence
SASE 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
SASE 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment3
SASE 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools1
SASE 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
Teaching Methods
Select from the list below according to subject area:3-6
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 529Clinical Practice II6
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
Comprehensive Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Comprehensive Examination
Total Credits39-42
Teaching Methods
Select course(s) according to subject area:
Art6
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-12
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12
Biological Science, Earth Science, Physics or Physical Science4
Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
Chemistry3
Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School
English4
Teaching Methods (Secondary English)
Teaching English as a Second Language3
Methodology of Teaching ESL
French6
Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language
Teaching French in P-12: Practice
Mathematics4
Teaching Mathematics
Music6
Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class
Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools
Social Studies3
Graduate Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Spanish3
Teaching Spanish in K-12

Subject Matter Preparation

Required Courses
FREN 203Mastering French3
FREN 204French Stylistics and Composition3
FREN 205Perfecting French Pronunciation3
FREN 270The Art of Writing in French3
FREN 410Advanced French Grammar3
FREN 206French Conversation3
or FREN 330 Advanced Spoken Language Practice
FREN 325Structure of the French Language3
or FREN 371 Explication De Texte
Electives
Civilization
Select one of the following:3
Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution
French Civilization from Napoleon to World War II
France from World War II to the Present
Seminar in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France
Eighteenth-Century French Civilization Seminar
Special Topics in Contemporary French Civilization
Contemporary Francophone Civilization Seminar
Introduction to French Colonialism
Literature
Select one of the following:3
Dada And Surrealism
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Twentieth Century French Literature
Critical Approaches to Literature
Medieval French Literature
Medieval French Theatre
Medieval French Seminar
Poetry of the Renaissance
16th Century Seminar
Corneille, Racine and Moliere
Special Topics in 17th Century French Literature
The Development of the Novel in 18th Century France
Nineteenth-Century French Literature Seminar
The Romantic Movement
19th Century French Theatre
French Novel of 19th Century I
French Novel of 19th Century II
19th Century French Poetry
19th Century Seminar
20th Century French Theatre
20th Century French Novel I
20th Century French Novel II
20th Century Seminar
Francophone Literature
Women Writers from North Africa
Elective
Select one of the following:3
Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution
French Civilization from Napoleon to World War II
Dada And Surrealism
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Translation I
Translation II
Twentieth Century French Literature
France from World War II to the Present
Introduction to Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting
Seminars
Seminars
Seminars
French Study Abroad
Cooperative Education for the French Major
Translation III
Seminars
French Language Workshop
Independent Study
Graduate Study Abroad
Politics of the French Language
History of the French Language
Advanced French Phonetics
Practicum in Translation and Interpreting
Special Topics in French Linguistics
French Humanism in 16th Century
Moralists of the 17th Century
Philosophy and Politics in 18th Century France
18th Century Seminar
Content Area Courses (French)
FREN 502Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language3
Total Credits33