Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification – 21 Credits


Program Description

Students seeking Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification on the graduate level must already possess a bachelor’s degree in an academic area and hold a general education certification. The program consists of seven 3-credit courses designed to comply with the New Jersey State Code and the Council for Exceptional Children Standards. It is designed for graduate students currently certified in another area seeking special education certification.

Note: If you have already been admitted to the program, please contact the Program Director, for clarification as to how to progress towards earning your degree.

Program Goals

Program Requirements

Graduate students must achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each course. Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of “C” (to include C+, C, or C-) will be dismissed from the program. A graduate student who has received a grade of “C” must repeat the course. No grades of “D” will be given (anything lower than a C- is a F). A grade of “F” will result in dismissal from the program. Note: If a student repeats a course in which a grade of “C” has been received, both the original grade and the repeated grade will count in the GPA. The original grade of “C” will be used to determine eligibility to stay in or to be removed from the program.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • Personal statement
  • Teaching Certification – Please send a copy of your standard certificate or your Certificate of Eligibility with Advance Standing with your application. (If you do not have a teaching certification please contact the Transfer Admissions Office regarding the Post Baccalaureate teaching certification program).

Curriculum Requirements


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


GED-604Behavior Management


GED-605Characteristics of Diverse Learners


GED-606Approaches to Instruction in Special Edu


GED-607Assessment for Instruction in Special Ed


GED-608Family, Society & Children With Special Needs


GED-620Inclusive Practices