Certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities

DEGREE OFFERED 

Certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

There are two tracks to this program:

  • Track A: This program track leading to certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities for those individuals who received primary certification through Special Education employment and attendance at an Alternate Route Center established by the State of New Jersey.
  • Track B: This is a program leading to certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities for those individuals who hold a standard certificate or certificate of eligibility with advanced standing for teaching in the State of New Jersey.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Letter of employment from a school district indicating participation in an Alternate Route program (Track A only)
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Certificate of Eligibility in an instructional area
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.       

*Candidates who believe their record warrants further review should reach out to the program coordinator to discuss their candidacy.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - TRACK A

REQUIRED COURSES

SPED 5005 Foundations in Special Education 3 credits
SPED 5020 Educational Strategies for the Exceptional Child 3 credits
SPED 5050 Assessment in Special Education 3 credits
SPED 5023 Technology for Students with Disabilities 3 credits
SPED 5024 Differentiating Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom 3 credits
SPED 5068 Transition in Special Education 3 credits
SPED 5071 Addressing Literacy for Students with Special Needs 3 credits
SPED 5078 Collaboration in the Inclusive Classroom 3 credits

TOTAL OF 24 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM
 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - TRACK B

REQUIRED COURSES

SPED 5005 Foundations in Special Education 3 credits
SPED 5020 Educational Strategies for the Exceptional Child 3 credits
SPED 5050 Assessment in Special Education 3 credits
SPED 5023 Technology for Students with Disabilities 3 credits
SPED 5024 Differentiating Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom 3 credits
SPED 5068 Transition in Special Education 3 credits
SPED 5071 Addressing Literacy for Students with Special Needs 3 credits

TOTAL OF 21 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM
 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

DR. BEVERLY KLING
Hennings Hall (HH) 312
T. 908.737.3845
bkling@kean.edu

Updated 1/23/17