Special Education (M.A.)

Application Deadlines*:

Domestic Applicants:
Fall Rolling

*This program does not accept students for Spring semester. Deadlines are subject to change. 

Special Education (M.A.) with endorsement in:

  • Learning Disability Teacher Consultant (LDTC)

Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 250-500 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • One letter of recommendation from principal on the school letterhead
  • One letter of recommendation from vice principal/instructional supervisor on the school letterhead
  • A copy of any teaching certification (a list of your certifications can be downloaded on NJDOE website)
  • Employment verification letter
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS)


  • Must hold current NJ standard or CEAS teaching certificate(s).
  • Must have completed one year of successful teaching.

*Note: NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework.

International Applicants:

This program is not currently available to international students seeking an F-1 student visa.

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about our graduate programs, to get answers to your graduate application questions, or to schedule a visit to NJCU.

Hepburn Hall, Room 206
Phone: 201-200-3409
Email: gradadmissions@njcu.edu