Special Education (M.A.T.) Autism Spectrum Disorders Specialization

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

  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) with specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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 colleges attended or official NACES course-by- course evaluation of any foreign transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Official copy of GRE scores or waiver
  • A copy of any teaching certification (a list of your certifications can be downloaded on NJDOE website)
    • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable


  • Must hold a current NJ standard or CEAS teaching certificate, OR
  • Must submit a proof of completion of any NJDOE approved alternate route program, OR
  • Must be active in NPTNJ.

Priority Application Deadlines:

Domestic Applicants
Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1

International Applicants:

This program is not currently available for international students seeking an F-1 Student Visa


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.

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Phone: 201-200-3409
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Fax: 201-200-2044
Email: gradadmissions@njcu.edu



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