Academic Programs

Graduate

The Department of Secondary and Special Education grants two Master of Arts in Teaching degrees and a Master of Education in special education degree.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Subject Area

In the NCATE-accredited MAT – Subject Area, students are prepared to teach with diverse populations in different content areas.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT–Subject Area Certification)

In addition, the department offers a Post-baccalaureate option for initial certification, which meets the requirements of the New Jersey Department of Education.

Post-baccalaureate-initial certification Content Area (Subject Area Certification)

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Dual Certification

In the NCATE-accredited MAT – Subject Area – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MAT – Content Area – TSD), students are prepared to teach diverse populations in different content areas.

Dual Certification: MAT in Subject Area (P-12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)

Special Education

MEd in Special Education

In the nationally-accredited Master of Education in Special Education (MEd SPED), certified teachers are able to gain an additional certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities.

Master of Education in Special Education

In addition, the department offers a post-baccalaureate option for additional certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD), which meets the requirements of the New Jersey Department of Education.

Certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities (additional certification)