Master of Science in Teaching: Subject Matter


About the Program

The Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) Subject Matter program offers the unique opportunity for students to pursue an initial New Jersey teaching certificate and a Master's degree simultaneously.

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 thesis project. Throughout the program, students are grouped together in a cohort. The MST program has a limited enrollment of approximately 25 students per year.

Please contact the program advisor with additional questions. 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.


Curriculum

Glassboro, NJ – Program Code: .CXMST-SEED / Major Code: G008
Camden, NJ – Program Code: .CXCMST-SEED / Major Code: G008

  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 40 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: No

Coursework (Program Semester Hours: 40)
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 (40 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
SMED 60500 Teaching Methods I: [Subject Area] 3
EDUC 01601 Clinical Internship I [Field Placement; 3 full days per week] 5
EDUC 01610 Teaching for Equity and Achievement in Diverse Classrooms 3
SELN 10576 Effective Inclusive Instruction 3
SMED 60501 Teaching Methods II: [Subject Area] 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 2
EDST 24608 Internship Project Report [Independent Study] 2

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.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate 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 Tests (Reading, Writing, Math)
  • CGCE MST Focus Area Declaration Form (pdf)
  • CGCE Foundation Course Completion Form (pdf)
  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)
  • On-site writing sample (conducted during interview)
  • Additional requirements per focus area
    • P–12 Biology
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: Content Knowledge - Biology
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: General Science Knowledge
    • P–12 Chemistry
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: Content Knowledge - Chemistry
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: General Science Knowledge
    • P–12 English
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: English (English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge)
      • Required Foundation Courses
    • P–12 Foreign Language
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: Content Knowledge - Spanish (159)
      • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI): Passing with at least Advanced Low
      • Required Foundation Courses
    • P–12 Mathematics
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: Content Knowledge - Mathematics
      • Required Foundation Courses
    • P–12 Physical Science
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: Content Knowledge - Physics
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: Content Knowledge - Chemistry
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: General Science Knowledge
    • P–12 Physics
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: Content Knowledge - Physics
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: General Science Knowledge
    • P–12 Social Studies
      • Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Exam: Content Knowledge - Social Studies
      • Required Foundation Courses

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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