MA in Special Education

MA in Special Education

Master of Arts in Special Education

This advanced master’s degree program is designed for students who hold a New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) “Teacher of the Handicapped” certificate or “Teacher of Students with Disabilities” endorsement.

All students must satisfy the general admissions requirements for graduate study at NJCU, as discussed in the Graduate Catalog. Successful completion of key assessments, including a passing score on a comprehensive examination is required. Scores for the comprehensive examination should be sent to the Department of Special Education, New Jersey City University, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305.

View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

Program Requirements (33 credits)

SPEC 603 Curriculum Modifications for Teaching (3cr)

LTED 646 Diagnostic Procedures in Reading I (3cr)

MATH 515 Math Manipulatives I (3cr)

SPEC 614 Effective Transition for Students w/ Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 667 Managing Severely Challenging Behaviors in Children At Risk & Children w/Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 651 Procedures for Teaching Children w/ Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 693 Inclusion (3cr)

SPEC 641 Nature & Needs of Adolescents w/ Behavioral Disorders (3cr)

SPEC 671 Therapeutic Intervention for Children w/ Learning Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 680 Seminar in Special Education: Trends, Issues, & Research (3cr)

SPEC 646 Administration for Special Education (3cr)


Contact Us

Department Chairs:
Dr. Carol Fleres
Dr. Charles Reid Taylor

Professional Studies, Room 350
Phone: (201) 200-3023