Teacher of Students with Disabilities P-3: Inclusive Early Childhood Education Certification
Coordinator: Elizabeth Erwin
Office: University Hall, Room 3241
Phone: (973) 655-6843
The Teacher of Students with Disabilities is a 24 credit program designed to provide graduate students with certification to teach students with disabilities (TSD) in P-3 settings. Students who apply to this program must have a bachelor's degree and P-3 teacher certification or the equivalent.
All candidates must meet application and admission requirements as defined by The Graduate School.
Special Education and Learning Disabilities Brochure
The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2009. 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.
|ECSE 502||Sociopolitical Contents of Disability and Inclusive Education||3|
|ECSE 505||Early Learning and Development in Young Children With and Without Disabilities||3|
|ECSE 508||Strengthening Partnership with Families of Children with Disabilities||3|
|ECSE 506||Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 8||3|
|ECSE 509||Principles and Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education||3|
|ECSE 510||Supervised Practicum and Seminar in Inclusive Early Childhood||3|
|ECSE 511||Advanced Curriculum Methods for Early Learners With and Without Disabilities||3|
|ECSE 519||Language and Early Literacy Development||3|
|PROGRAM TOTAL: 24 credits|
Students wishing to matriculate in this program must have a bachelor's degree and possess a standard New Jersey Early Childhood (P-3) instructional certificate. *Note: Admissions and certification requirements are subject to change. Consult with your department advisor.
Credentials are processed as soon as they are received. This program does not have a specific deadline; however, the Office of Graduate Admissions & Support Services recommends that students submit their credentials as far in advance as possible for the semester they plan to begin their studies to ensure a timely review of their application.
TO APPLY TO THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE VISIT: The Graduate School
Additional Student Responsibilities
- Students are responsible for seeking advisement from their academic advisor for registration and completion of degree requirements.
- It is the student's responsibility to be familiar with all policies designated in the Graduate Catalog.
- In order to complete the program, students must file the proper audit forms in the Registrar's Office: October 1 for May completion, March 1 for August completion, and June 1 for January completion.
- Applications for Certification are required to be submitted to the Registrar's Office during the following period: October 15 to November 15 for January completion, March 15 to April 15 for May completion, and July 1 to August 1 for August completion.