Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Within the School of Education, undergraduate and graduate students are able to choose from among several different programs to graduate with the requirements need to apply for a teaching certificate to teach at the elementary level, the secondary level, or both.
At the graduate level, students who already have their teaching certificate may enroll in an Masters of Arts In Teaching (Advanced) program to increase their knowledge and skills and earn additional credentials in the field of education.
The mission of the Monmouth University's Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs for future and practicing teachers. The instructional environment will be supportive of the varied cognitive, affective, and cultural voices of our students and faculty. University faculty, students, school practitioners, and community representatives will be collaborators in reflective inquiry, actively promoting the integration of research and practice. Faculty will reflect diversity; with continuous quality improvement being the hallmark of their efforts and the department curriculum. The intellectual endeavors and the modeling of state-of-the-art pedagogy by the faculty will enhance the students’ ability to be grounded in a comprehensive educational knowledge base, to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, to demonstrate effective teaching skills and competencies, and to initiate research.