Disability is a natural and valuable part of human diversity, and students who are labeled as experiencing disabilities are increasingly contributing to the rich diversity of today’s classrooms. Now, more than ever, highly prepared inclusive educators are needed to transform New Jersey’s schools and to ensure that all of our students are active and valued participants in a diverse, democratic and inclusive society.
The 36 credit MEd in Inclusive Education is designed for candidates who are already certified in Early Childhood (P-3) or Elementary Education (K-6) and want to obtain both the Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) certification and a master’s degree in Inclusive Education.
Candidates select one of following two degree concentrations, based upon their initial certification:
Candidates who pursue the MEd in Inclusive Education take the same set of core courses as well as complete specific pedagogy and related courses specializing in early childhood or elementary inclusive education.
This master’s degree program is for educators who seek specialized preparation to work with students with disabilities and their families as home-based early intervention specialists, early childhood or elementary teachers, inclusion facilitators, and educational consultants.
Students wishing to matriculate in this program must have a bachelor’s degree and possess a standard New Jersey Elementary instructional certificate. Note: Admissions and certification requirements are subject to change. Consult with your department advisor.
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.
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 being their students to ensure a timely review of their application.
To apply to this program please visit The Graduate School.