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Graduate Degree Program - Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC)

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    Professional Studies Building, Rm. 350
    (201) 200-3023

    Dr. Tracy Amerman, Chairperson
    Renita Smith, Secretary

    Professors:  Hurwitz
    Associate Professors: Amerman, Fleres, McCabe, Nkabinde, Taylor, Yacobacci

  • Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities and Learning Disabilities Non Degree Program
    There are two programs for teachers interested in preparing for certification as a Learning Disability Teacher Consultant. The 39-credit program leads to a masters degree while the 24 credit non degree program is designed for teachers who hold an M.A. in Special Education (or in an allied field). Both programs require teaching experience and a standard teaching certificate and lead to New Jersey LDTC certification eligibility. more...

    Please download and print special information and applications for the LDTC programs:

    Please read all items carefully.

    *Application packets may also be picked up from Graduate Studies, Hepburn Hall, Room 203.

    Final notification of candidate selection will take place by mid-June.

    Questions about the LDTC program should be directed to the LDTC Program Coordinator, Dr. Helen Friedland, Special Education Department, at: hfriedland@njcu.edu  


    New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) Combined with the Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education
    Information about the NPTNJ program and continuing graduate studies towards the M.A.T. in Special Education (to include TOSD endorsement eligibility) can be found ONLINE. pdf small 


    Master of Arts in Special Education with Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Endorsement Eligibility (39 credits)
    This 39-credit graduate program is for teachers who are already certified to teach Special Education in New Jersey, or an allied field, 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. (See complete requirements ONLINE. pdf small)

    NOTE: Entry to the Program is competitive. Completion of the program requires field experiences, two 50-hour practicums, and satisfactory completion of key assessments.


    Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Endorsement Eligibility Program
    This 24-credit LDTC non degree endorsement eligibility program (Clusters II and III) is for teachers who are already certified to teach Special Education or an allied field in New Jersey and have had at least two years of successful teaching experience under a Standard Certificate. A copy of the Standard certificate must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies when applying for the LDTC endorsement. A Master’s Degree in Special Education or an allied field from an accredited university is required. (See complete requirements ONLINE. pdf small)

    NOTE: Entry to the Program is competitive. Completion of this non-degree program requires field experiences, two 50-hour practicums, and satisfactory completion of key assessments.


    Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education, with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement Eligibility Program
    The M.A.T. in Special Education is a 33-credit degree program, which includes the 21credits required toward endorsement eligibility for the NJDOE Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD). Both the endorsement eligibility and degree programs are for students certified in an instructional area of education other than Special Education. Certificates of Eligibility (CEs) are acceptable on entry.


    See the complete information, requirements, and course descriptions onlinepdf small