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Post-Master LDT-C Certification

This program is designed to meet the State of New Jersey certification requirements for the LDT-C Certification for applicants who have a master’s degree and three years of documented teaching experience with a STANDARD New Jersey Instructional Certificate.

Admission RequirementsProgram RequirementsGainful Employment Disclosure
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for program entry
  • New Jersey certification in education and completion of three years documented full time teaching experience with a STANDARD New Jersey Instructional Certificate. Letter substantiating this should be submitted on letterhead of school district.
  • Verification of an earned master’s degree through official transcripts
  • 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 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 540 The Special Education Teacher as Collaborator (3)
ED 559 Psychological Assessment for Learning Disabilities (3)
ED 568 Remedial Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (3)
ED 614 Practicum in LDT-C I (minimum 45-hour supervised field experience) (3)
ED 615 Advanced Practicum in LDT-C II (minimum 45-hour supervised field experience) (3)

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Department of Education CIP Code for program: 


CIP Program Title and Definition

Special Education and Teaching, General – A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

Occupations Related to the program

Normal time to complete program

30 weeks or 2 semesters (based on full time enrollment = 9 credits per semester.)    

On-time graduation rate for completers

N/A enrollment: 6 

Total estimated tuition and fee costs

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

Book and supplies costs

Estimated at $600-$1000 per semester

Room and Board

not offered

Median Title IV Loan Debt

N/A enrollment: 6  

Median Private Loan Debt

N/A enrollment: 6

Transfer of Graduate Credit

Caldwell University will accept the transfer of three graduate credits from another institution of higher learning provided the credits were completed within five years of previous graduate work. A description of the course must be submitted at the time of application. Acceptance is pending review of the course and submission of official transcripts to the program coordinator.