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Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education

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  • 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.

    Curriculum Requirements

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    SPEC 605

    Intro to the Education & Psychology of Exceptional Children & Youth

    3

    SPEC 600 Introduction to Learning Disabilities

    3

    SPEC 505 Working with Families of Students w/ Disabilities   

    3

    SPEC 508 Helping Exceptional Children & Youth in the Regular Classroom

    3

    SPEC 640 Behavior Disorders in Children

    3

    SPEC 669 Developing Communication Skills in the Atypical Child

    3

    SPEC 675 Corrective Techniques for Teaching the Exceptional Child

    3

    SPEC 629 Teaching Children w/ Autism & Pervasive Developmental Disorders at School & At Home

    3

    SPEC 606 Lifespan Assessment for Children & Youth w/ Disabilities

    3

    SPEC 631 Adv Procedures for Teaching Students w/ Mental Retardation

    3

    SPEC 691 Research Seminar in Special Education

    3

      Total Credits 

    33 

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.