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

grad-adm@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

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

Updated 1/23/17