Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Additional Certification - K-5 or Content Area)
Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Goeke
Office: University Hall, Room 2119
Phone: (973) 655-6943
Advisor: Margaret Leckey
Office: University Hall, Room 2128A
Phone: (973) 655-3295
This is an advanced teacher certification program for those who already have general education teacher certification in K-5, K-8, or 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 (P-3, K-5, or Content Area) and special education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities). Applicants who do not hold general education certification can obtain dual certification in P-3, K-5 and special education. The initial certification programs for dual certification are in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Literacy Education. Currently the dual certification program for Content Area and special education is not offered.
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.
Special Education and Learning Disabilities Brochure
The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2011. Anyone admitted prior to this term should refer to their Analysis of Academic Progress on WESS or see your academic advisor for your official program of study.
|Course in the teaching of reading. If not taken at the undergraduate level, student should take one of the following, selected with advisor: READ 500 or READ 501|
|ECSE 508||Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities||3|
|OR||(Chosen with Advisor)|
|SPED 586||Transition Services for Students with Disabilities||3|
|SPED 566||Language-Based Learning Strategies for Use in Inclusive Settings||3|
|SPED 567||Instructional Planning for Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings I||3|
|OR||(Chosen with Advisor)|
|SPED 568||Instructional Planning for Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings II||3|
|SPED 579||Special Education for Students with Disabilities||3|
|SPED 584||Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom||3|
|SPED 585||Technology for Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|SPED 588||Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings||3|
|SPED 597||Practicum and Seminar in Teaching Students with Disabilities||3|
|PROGRAM TOTAL: 24 credits|
PLEASE NOTE that the information below represents what we are seeking in a student, and does not represent the list of items required for application. Applicants must submit all application requirements, documents and credentials as outlined by The Graduate School for this program. It is important that all applicants visit the Graduate School site in advance of the application deadline to ensure that all required materials are submitted on time.
Students wishing to matriculate in this program must have a bachelor's degree and possess a standard certification in K-5, K-8, or content area.
Students in this program can continue their studies in the M. Ed. in Special Education which includes these 24 credits plus an additional 9 credits and a comprehensive project.