Virtual Learning for Students with Disabilities Certificate – Online

Montclair State’s College of Education and Human Services is now offering a new Virtual Learning for Students with Disabilities program.* The Virtual Learning for Students with Disabilities graduate certificate is designed to help P-12 educators develop accessible, high-quality instruction and assessment in the current virtual education environment. The online program provides opportunities to discover new technologies as you redesign curricula and instruction for remote learning. Course content will introduce emerging technologies to affect engagement and outcomes for at-risk learners, especially those with disabilities. Upon completion of the certificate, you will have immediately applicable tools and strategies to transition from teaching in the classroom to providing virtual instruction.

The certificate will teach you to:

  • Understand technology as an effective tool for achieving educational goals, including those outlined in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs);
  • Understand the legislative and policy mandates for utilization of technology for students with disabilities;
  • Apply principles of Universal Design for Learning to virtual curriculum design and assessment;
  • Implement various hardware and software tools to increase student learning, including disability-specific assistive technology applications;
  • Make informed instructional decisions regarding technology to develop technology-rich lesson plans and assessments based on NJCCS/CCCS.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate School requires the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.


This six-credit certificate program includes:

  • Course 1: SPED 680 – Online Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Course 2: SPED 680 – Virtual Assessment and Evaluation for Students with Disabilities


If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
Telephone: 973-655-5147
Fax: 973-655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning (Certificate) Program Coordinator:

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Goeke
Office: University Hall