Requirements for NPTNJ in Combination with the M.A.T in Elementary/Secondary Education

Requirements for Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary/Secondary Education in Combination with New Pathways to Teaching:

Alternate Route candidates may apply the NPTNJ courses that are taken for credit towards a master’s degree at NJCU. 24 credits are accepted from the NPTNJ. An additional 12 credits are needed for M.A.T. Degree.

NPTNJ Elementary Courses Accepted:

  • EDU 500 Classroom Management Workshop (1 cr.)
  • EDU 645 Curriculum and Methods (3 cr.)
  • EDU 628 Learning and Motivation (3 cr.)
  • LTED 605 Literacy in the Elem Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDU 694 Curriculum: Math, Science, Technology (3 cr.)
  • EDU 684 Integrating Curriculum & Instruction: Including Diverse Populations (3 cr.)
  • EDU 691 Curriculum: Social Studies/World Cultures/Creative Arts (3 cr.)
  • EDU 693 Educational Assessment (3 cr.)
  • EDU 672 Internship Seminar and State Performance Assessment – edTPA (2 cr.)

NPTNJ Secondary Courses Accepted:

  • EDU 500 Classroom Management Workshop (1 cr.)
  • EDU 645 Curriculum and Methods (3 cr.)
  • EDU 628 Learning and Motivation (3 cr.)
  • LTED 607 Reading in the Secondary School (3 cr.)
  • EDU 649 Secondary and Middle School Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • EDU 684 Integrating Curriculum & Instruction: Including Diverse Populations (3 cr.)
  • EDU 616 Innovations in Teaching (3 cr.)
  • EDU 693 Educational Assessment (3 cr.)
  • EDU 672 Internship Seminar and State Performance Assessment – edTPA (2 cr.)


Additional Courses Needed for Master’s Degree:

  • EDU 654 Challenges in Urban Education
  • EDU 629 Differentiating Instruction
  • EDU 621 Research Methods in Education
  • EDU 619 Research Seminar (EDU 621 is prerequisite) 

The four additional courses for the degree program are offered during the summer and the regular academic school year. These courses may be taken in the summers during the NPTNJ program sequence, or after a candidate has completed NPTNJ. 

There is a seven-year limit on courses to be accepted into the master’s program. Candidates who completed NPTNJ before Fall 2018 may not have taken all these courses and will need additional credits.

If you would like to convert your non-credit courses to graduate credit so that you can use them towards this degree program, get more information here.

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