MA in Special Education With LDTC

MA in Special Education With LDTC

Master of Arts in Special Education with Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) Endorsement Eligibility

This 39-credit graduate program is for teachers who are already certified to teach Special Education or an allied field in New Jersey and have had at least one year of successful teaching experience under a NJDOE Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) or NJDOE Standard Certificate. A copy of the Standard Certificate must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies when applying for the LDTC endorsement.

Entry to the program is competitive. Completion of the program requires field experiences, two 50-hour practicums, and satisfactory completion of key assessments. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 out of 4.0 and must complete the sequence of courses as described below.

Please contact Dr. Helen Friedland at hfriedland@njcu.edu or (201) 200-3023 for more information and to request an application.

Click HERE for a program sheet. View the NJCU Graduate Catalog for detailed course descriptions.

Program Requirements (39 credits)

Cluster I. Special Education Core Requirements (15 credits)

SPEC 600 Introduction to Learning Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 605 Introduction to Education and Psychology of Exceptional Children (3cr)

SPEC 606 Lifespan Assessment for Children and Youth with Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 640 Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth (3cr)

SPEC 675 Corrective Techniques for Teaching the Exceptional Student (3cr)

Cluster II. LDTC Core Requirements (12 credits)
Courses may be taken only after completion of Cluster I and with department permission.

SPEC 670 Remediation of Basic Skills (3cr)

SPEC 672 Physiological and Psychological Learning Factors in the Education of Children with Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 702 Cognition, Motivation and Instructional Practice (3cr)

SPEC 697 Diagnosis of Children with Disabilities (3cr)

Cluster III. Clinical Core Requirements (12 credits). Courses may be taken only after completion of Clusters I and II and with department permission.

SPEC 673 Functioning on the Child Study Team (3cr)

SPEC 674 Interpersonal and Consultation Techniques (3cr)

SPEC 698 Practicum in Individual Appraisal and Remediation of Exceptional Children I (3cr)

SPEC 699 Practicum in Individual Appraisal and Remediation of Exceptional Children II (3cr)

 

Contact Us

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

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

 

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