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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
Post baccalaureate certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Special Education Certification
Program Length: 45 weeks
Students graduating on time

N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 45 weeks1

*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Program Costs*
$22,200 for tuition and fees
$3,000 for books and supplies
Other Costs:

No other costs provided.

Visit the website for more program cost information: /www.caldwell.edu/student-accounts/tuition
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.
Students Borrowing Money

The typical graduate leaves with
N/A*
in debt3
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment
N/A*
per month in student loans with an interest rate of N/A*4.
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Graduates who got jobs
N/A* of program graduates got jobs
*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.
Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
Licensure Requirements6
Program meets licensure requirements in:
New Jersey
Additional Information:

No additional notes provided.

Date Created: 4/26/2019
These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education