Teacher of Students With Disabilities Certification

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Traditional – 21 Credits

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.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application;
  • Personal statement;
  • Bachelor Degree;
  • Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • 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 certificate please contact Elyse Clark at extension 2162.)


Required Courses

Course # Title Credits Completed
GED 601 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Disabilities 3 _______
GED 604 Behavior Management 3 _______
GED 605 Characteristics of Diverse Learners 3 _______
GED 606 Approaches to Instruction for Special Education 3 _______
GED 607 Assessment for Instruction in Special Education 3 _______
GED 608 Family, Society, and Children with Special Needs
(corresponds to the former GED 628)
3 _______
GED 620 Inclusive Practices 3 _______
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