MAT in Special Education with TOSD

MAT in Special Education with TOSD

Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) Endorsement Eligibility

This master’s degree program includes the 21 credits required for Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) endorsement eligibility. The program is designed for those initially certified (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, CEAS, or Standard Certificate) in and NJDOE content area of education other than Special Education.

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.

Curriculum Requirements (33 credits)

SPEC 605 Intro to the Education & Psychology of Exceptional Children & Youth (3cr)

SPEC 600 Introduction to Learning Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 505 Working with Families of Students w/ Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 508 Helping Exceptional Children & Youth in the Regular Classroom (3cr)

SPEC 640 Behavior Disorders in Children (3cr)

SPEC 669 Developing Communication Skills in the Atypical Child (3cr)

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

NOTE: Endorsement eligibility course requirements for the TOSD will be fulfilled upon completion of the first seven courses (21 credits) in the sequence as listed above and proof of a CEAS or Standard Certificate in general education.

SPEC 629 Teaching Children w/ Autism & Pervasive Developmental Disorders at School & At Home (3cr)

SPEC 606 Lifespan Assessment for Children & Youth w/ Disabilities (3cr)

SPEC 631 Adv Procedures for Teaching Students w/ Mental Retardation (3cr)

SPEC 691 Research Seminar in Special Education (3cr)


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

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