Endorsement – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Alternate Route)
Degree Offered: Endorsement
Concentration: Teacher of Students with Disabilities
August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
May 1st: Summer semester
*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)
December 1st: Summer (May intake)
This alternate route program is for individuals who have earned a standard teaching certificate or certificate of eligibility with advanced standing (CEAS) and a New Jersey certificate of eligibility (CE) as TSD. Once in possession of a letter of employment, teacher candidates may teach in special education settings while simultaneously pursuing endorsement as a teacher of students with disabilities. The 22-credit program includes coursework in principles and practices of special education and prepares individuals to instruct students with diverse learning and social needs in a variety of classroom settings and special education placements. Alternate route candidates must have a teaching position in a state-approved educational setting.
In addition to the University’s admission requirements:
- Possession of a standard instructional license or CEAS in regular education.
- A certificate of eligibility (CE) in teacher of students with disabilities (TSD).
- Verification or promise of full-time employment in a state-approved educational setting.
- Letter of recommendation from an educator.
- 22 credits of graduate study.
|Endorsement: Teacher of Students with Disabilities||22 credits|
|SPC 5550 Educational Foundations in a Diverse Society||3|
|SPC 5600 Understanding School-based Assessment of Diverse Learners||3|
|SPC 5640 Managing Challenging Behaviors in Diverse Settings||3|
|SPC 5660 Assistive Technology in the Inclusive Classroom||3|
|SPC 5700 Language, Literacy, and Learning in a Diverse Society||3|
|SPC 5800 Collaboration with School, Home, and Community||3|
|SPC 5820 The University Designed Inclusive Classroom||3|
|SPC 6540 Demonstration Teaching for the Exceptional Learner||1|