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Special Education

The Special Education programs offered in the Department of Secondary and Special Education at Montclair State University are designed for certified teachers who want to 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. The underlying philosophy of our programs is that teachers who have appropriate training in special education will be able to enhance the quality of life for children with disabilities, their families and ultimately their communities.

Career Opportunities

  • Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher

Graduate Programs

MEd in Special Education

This Master of Education in Special Education program equips certified secondary level content area teachers with advanced knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to instruct students with disabilities. This degree program includes the courses required for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification and meets the needs of working professionals by offering courses in the evenings and summer.  Applicants must provide a copy of their initial New Jersey content area instructional certification with their application.

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Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Inclusive Education for K-6 Teachers), Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Students with Disabilities (Preschool-Grade 12)

For teachers who hold initial content area instructional certification, we provide an Additional Certification program that will provide graduates with a Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) certification through the State of New Jersey. Applicants must provide a copy of their initial New Jersey content area instructional certification with their application. Coursework will examine the principles and processes of educational planning for students with disabilities.

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