Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certification (LDT-C) – 27 credits

Overview

Program Description

The LDT-C Endorsement is a 9-course, 27-credit sequence designed to provide candidates with the ability to diagnose and correct learning disabilities. The program culminates with a 90-hour practicum in which candidates diagnose and create a remediation plan that supports students in working toward their full potential. This endorsement (#3300) authorizes the holder to serve as a learning disabilities teacher-consultant in all public schools in New Jersey.

The LDT-C can be taken as a separate program for those who already have a master’s degree and a Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement. This endorsement can also be incorporated into a M.A. in Special Education with a Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification and LDT-C certification at Centenary for 42 credits.

Program Goals

  • Develop Individual Education Plans based on data derived from formal and informal assessment.
  • Deliver services in a variety of environmental settings.
  • Evaluate current practices in the education of students with disabilities and learn to make recommendations for the development of the child’s educational plan from research-based methods and materials.
  • Choose appropriate tests and interpret results in order to meet the learning needs of individual learners.
  • Collaborate as a part of the Child Study Team to provide students with appropriate placements in the least restrictive environment.
  • Establish collaborative partnerships with other special educators, parents and families, students, and paraprofessionals.

As a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant, you can make a significant difference in the lives of children with special needs.

Program Requirements

Individuals working towards their LDT-C certification will need to present the following additional requirements to the Education Department at the time of application for certification:

  • An original letter from the principal on the school’s official letterhead
  • Must have three years of successful, fulltime teaching experience
  • 90 hours of mandatory field experience while in course GED-693 – this does not include student teaching experience

Admissions Requirements

  • Master’s Degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Personal statement
  • Teaching certification

Curriculum Requirements

Required

GED-601Theories Nature & Needs of Ind W/ Disab

3

GED-605Characteristics of Diverse Learners

3

GED-606Approaches to Instruction in Special Edu

3

GED-607Assessment for Instruction in Special Ed

3

GED-615Collaborative Practices

3

GED-691Diagnosis of Learning Disabities

3

GED-692Correction of Learn Disabilities

3

GED-690Physiological Basis Learn Disabilities

3

GED-693Seminar Clinical Appl to Learn Dis

3