Post-Baccalaureate Special Education Certification

This program is designed for a certified teacher who has decided to seek additional certification in special education. The program is designed to give this teacher the necessary skills and information that s/he can teach in a self-contained special education classroom, a self-contained school, or teach in partnership in an inclusive education setting. The goal of this program is to give teachers the necessary foundational skills to effectively teach students with disabilities. The Special Education program has seven courses for 21 credits which fulfill the requirements for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement.

Admission RequirementsProgram RequirementsGainful Employment Disclosure
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for program entry
  • New Jersey certification in education
  • Official undergraduate/graduate transcript
  • Two professional references
  • Submit a personal statement of a minimum of 2-3 pages describing reason for 

    pursuing this graduate program in special education including what your career 

    goals are for this area of specialization

  • Personal interview

ED 521 Educational Practices for Students with Disabilities (3)
ED 523 The History of Special Education and the Law (3)
ED 525 Academic Assessment and Instructional Planning for Students with Individual Needs (3)
ED 530 Inclusive Classrooms and Technology (3)
ED 535 Neurophysiological Basis of Learning, Theories of Teaching for Students with Individual Needs (3)
ED 539 Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Planning in Special Education (3)
ED 540 The Special Education Teacher as Collaborator (3)

Transfer of Graduate Credit
Caldwell University will accept the transfer of three graduate credits provided the credits were completed within five years of previous graduate work. A description of each course must be submitted for review at time of application. Acceptance is pending review of the course and submission of official transcripts to the program coordinator.

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Department of Education CIP Code for program: 


CIP Program Title and Definition

Education, General – A program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

Occupations Related to the program

Normal time to complete program

45 weeks or 3 semesters (based on full time enrollment = 9 credits per semester.)

Total estimated tuition and fee costs

$17,430 (21 credits at $830 per credit – 2012-13 tuition rate)
$150 comprehensive fee, per semester enrolled

Room and Board

not offered

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