Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Additional Certification - or Content Area)

Coordinator: Dr. Susan Baglieri
Office: University Hall, Room 2169
Phone: (973) 655-3297
Email: baglieris@mail.montclair.edu

Advisor: Margaret Leckey
Office: University Hall, Room 2128A
Phone: (973) 655-3295
Email: leckeym@mail.montclair.edu


This is an advanced teacher certification program for those who already have general education teacher certification in Content Area who wish to obtain special education certification (Teacher of Students with Disabilities). The program emphasis is on inclusive education.

Please note that all special education teachers in N.J. must have dual certification in general education (Early Childhood, Elementary, or Content Area) and special education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities). Applicants who do not hold general education certification can obtain dual certification in one of the initial certification programs for dual certification - P3 & TSD & K-5 & TSD, Literacy Education, and Subject Matter & TSD.

Applicants who have a P-3 certification can obtain special education certification at the P-3 level in the M. Ed. in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Literacy Education.

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Special Education and Learning Disabilities Brochure
The Special Education programs at Montclair State University are designed so that certified teachers and Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultants develop a comprehensive understanding of special education. This includes knowledge about the field of special education and the relationship of special education to the family, other disciplines, and the community.

View Program Brochure - Special Education & Learning Disabilities