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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 Requirements Program Requirements Gainful 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

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.

Caldwell University OPEDID 002598
Department of Education CIP Code for program: 13.0101
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 $20,895 (21 credits at $995 per credit) $235 per semester enrolled
Room and Board not offered
Median Title IV Loan Debt $8,242
Median Private Loan Debt $4,500