Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC)

DEGREE OFFERED

Post-Master's Certification
Option: Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC)

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This is a program leading to certification as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant and is designed for the experienced teacher who wants to advance to a position on a Child Study Team. Its purpose is to prepare competent, capable, completely prepared professional Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants to effectively function in a variety of set­tings diagnosing, assessing, and remediating individuals who require special services. The program’s design includes specific competencies presented sequentially in light of the background and experience of the professional entering the program.

The process is self-reflective, integrating past experiences and knowledge with current practices while determining skills for the future professional. Ethical considerations for clients as well as the value of each individual are high­lighted. This program meets the standards of the New Jersey Department of Education Services.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Baccalaureate degree and Master degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience with valid New Jersey teaching certificate or out-of-state instructional certificate. A letter from the candidate’s school administrator must be provided on letterhead documenting teaching experience.
  • Submit a writing sample 1-2 pages in length which details reason to purse this certification and future goals
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • 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.

TRANSFER OF CREDITS

  • Two courses from another institution of higher learning may be accepted provided credits are within six years (6) of previous graduate work.
  • Course work descriptions must be submitted with application.
  • Acceptance is pending review of courses and submission of official transcripts to the program coordinator.

KEAN UNIVERSITY CREDITS

  • Courses previously taken at Kean may be accepted if they fall within the 6 year limit of previous graduate work.
  • Acceptance is pending review of courses by coordinator.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 24 credits
  • Practicum and Internship (150 clinical hours)
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience with a valid NJ teaching certificate required for certification
     
  REQUIRED COURSES  
CS 5402 Theory and Practice for Students w/Dyslexia 3 credits
SPED 5000 Physiological Bases of Learning 3 credits
SPED 5005 Foundations in Special Education 3 credits
SPED 5050 Assessment in Special Education 3 credits
SPED 5420 Learning Theories and Applications in Inclusive Settings 3 credits
SPED 5422 School Based Testing* 3 credits
SPED 5423 Correction and Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities* 3 credits
SPED 5490 Internship for Learning Disabilities Specialist* 3 credits
  *Must be taken consecutively as the culmination of this program. Prior to internship proficiency assesment must be passed.   

TOTAL OF 24 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

DR. DONNA STRIGARI
HH 311
t: 908.737.3844
e: dstrigar@kean.edu

 

Updated 9/23/17