The use of technology in the classroom is a great way to increase access to the curriculum for all types of students and can be easily integrated into the teaching and learning experience. Technology can also be used to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities in order for them to attain maximum independence and participation in all environments.
SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGY OUR TEACHERS AND TEACHER CANDIDATES ARE USING IN THEIR CLASSROOMS:
Montclair State University’s Dual Certification with a focus on Inclusive iSTeM Education (concentrations for Science and Mathematics teachers) is a cutting-edge teacher education program that prepares middle and secondary math and science teachers through three interconnected strands of teacher preparation:
1. Rigorous content area preparation in math or science
2. Evidence-based inclusive practices
3. Integrative STEM (iSTeM) education
Graduates of this program complete 48 credits to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), NJ Initial Teaching Certification in math or science, and NJ Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement.
Our mission is to recruit, develop, retain, and amplify the impact of excellent inclusive STEM educators who can prepare all students for further education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, allow all students access to careers in these fields, and prepare all students for the opportunities of the future. We also seek to establish an alliance of education, community, and corporate partners that promotes STEM equality and 21st century skills for all students, including individuals with disabilities through research, education, and advocacy.
In conjunction with the United States Department of Education (ED) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP); The College of Education and Human Services of Montclair State University; the New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NJTEEA), and local school and community partners, we seek to provide information and resources to help create high-quality inclusive education and STEM equality for all learners. With the goal of preventing STEM failure and encouraging educational equity, we aspire to promote education that allows all learners to excel in STEM fields, invent new products, create scientific innovation, become entrepreneurs, and contribute equally to the economic and educational future of our country.