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MAT Teaching: Secondary Education K-12 (NJ Certificate)


What will I learn?

Secondary school teachers must be proficient in the design and delivery of instruction, classroom organization and management, and other research-based best practices that support quality teaching and learning. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Education (SOE) offers a preparation program leading to New Jersey certification in Secondary Education (K-12) that requires 24 credits for certification and another twelve (12) credits to complete the M. A. T. degree.

Candidates pursuing certification to teach at the secondary level must have a bachelor’s degree with at least 30 credits in a coherent sequence of courses in the subject area to be taught (e.g., mathematics, social studies, chemistry, biology, etc.) or in the discipline taught;

Career Outcomes

The most highly sought after certifications are those in mathematics and the sciences.

Any secondary level teacher with a second (additional) certification in special education becomes a valuable asset to the school and district.

We encourage our candidates to add second certifications in special education, or in bilingual education.

Which department am I in?

Peter Sammartino School of Education

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $850 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, May, August 2023


Peter Sammartino School of Education

1000 River Road,


New Jersey,

07666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

General Theoretical Psychology A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Behavioral Research Scholar Track A bachelor’s degree and official transcript from an accredited college or university. It is recommended that applicants have a 3.25 GPA or higher.

For international students

For admission to the M. A. T. Program, candidates must have: a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale);

English proficiency: TOEFL IBT 60; IELTS - 5.5; ITEP - 3.5; Pearson’s PTE-A – 50.

Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1, Spring (January) Semester: December 1, Summer semester (limited programs): May 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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