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.
- 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
Special Education Certification Program
Program for students who have a CEAS or Standard general education teaching certification and would like to obtain a Teacher of
Students with Disabilities Certification (TOSD)
Required Courses (21 credits)
- ED 522 Application of Special Education Law for Students with Disabilities (3)
- ED 527 Assessment Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)
- ED 530 Adaptive Technologies for Students with Disabilities (3)
- ED 535 Application of Brain Based Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)
- ED 536 Special Reading Programs for Students with Disabilities (3)
- ED 539 Theory, Principles and Application of Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (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.
No additional notes provided.