Master of Science in Teaching: Elementary Education

About the Program

The Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) Elementary Education program offers the unique opportunity for students to pursue an initial New Jersey teaching certificate and a Master’s degree simultaneously. This program is designed to prepare candidates who meet appropriate Bachelors degree and course work requirements for K-6 (Elementary) initial teacher certification.

The M.S.T. program is offered as a full-time program only. Students complete the program in 13 months with 4 courses the first summer (2 sessions), two academic semesters of full-time courses, and one course during the second summer. Two full-time, semester-long clinical internship placements in public schools are also required. The program culminates with an action research internship project report. Throughout the program, students are grouped together in two cohorts: the Glassboro cohort and the Camden cohort. The program structure is identical for both cohorts, but the classes for the Camden cohort have an urban focus.  The MST program has a limited enrollment of approximately 50 students per year, 25 for each cohort. Depending upon the content specialization make-up of the cohort, some classes may be combined on one or the other of the two campuses.

Applicants may need additional pre-requisite courses in order to meet certification requirements. We highly recommend that you meet with the program advisor for a transcript review, to assure that you have taken all necessary pre-requisite courses for certification. Please contact the program advisor with additional questions.


Glassboro, NJ – Program Code: .CXMST-ELED / Major Code: G800
Camden, NJ – Program Code: .CXCMST-ELED / Major Code: G800

  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 36 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: No

Coursework (Program Semester Hours: 36)
The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Required Courses (36 s.h.)
ELEM 02511 Learning Community Classrooms 3
EDUC 01500 Trends & Practices in Classroom Teaching 3
READ 30515 Teaching Reading and Writing across the Grades 3
ELEM 02512 Teaching Math, Science, and Health in Elementary Classrooms 3
EDUC 01601 Clinical Internship I [Field Placement; 3 full days per week] 3
EDUC 01610 Teaching for Equity and Achievement in Diverse Classrooms 3
SELN 10576 Effective Inclusive Instruction 3
ELEM 02513 Teaching Language Arts, Social Studies, and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms 3
EDUC 01605 Clinical Internship II [Field Placement; 5 full days per week] 7
EDST 24504 Action Research in Education 3
EDUC 02602 MST Professional Seminar 1
EDST 24608 Internship Project Report [Independent Study] 1

Admission Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for this program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • CGCE Graduate Application Form (Download the PDF or click here to apply online)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
    • A Bachelor's degree in an Arts or Sciences discipline relevant to the area of prospective teacher certification is highly recommended or include 60 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences coursework.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • CGCE Foundation Course Completion Form (pdf)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Submission of official test results demonstrating passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Praxis Core Basic Skills Test (Reading, Writing, Math) and Praxis II: Elementary Education Multiple Subjects
  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admission Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)
  • On-site writing sample (conducted during the interview)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.

Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Summer 2015 05/26/2015 02/15/2015

Tuition & Costs

$648 tuition + $144.90 in fees = $792.90 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change)

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