Endorsement – Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

Endorsement – Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

Degree Offered: Endorsement

Concentration: Special Education: Learning Disabilities (LDTC)


Application Deadline:

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)


Program Description:

This endorsement program is designed for experienced classroom teachers who hold a teaching certificate and an accredited master’s degree and have three years of full-time teaching experience. Upon successful completion of the required curriculum, the candidate is eligible for the Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C) endorsement. This endorsement is not a teaching certificate, but a license to serve as the LDT-C on the child-study team in New Jersey schools.

Admission Requirements:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A standard New Jersey teaching certificate
  • Three years of full-time teaching experience

Program Requirements:

  • 30 credits of graduate study

*Students must consult with their advisor before selecting courses in the event of any changes in the program or its course offerings.

Endorsement Special Education: Learning Disabilities (LDTC)30 credits
Program Requirements  
SPED 5310 Orientation to Psychological Testing 3
SPED 5420 Foundations of Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 5430 Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 6210 Physiological Basis of Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 6220 Learning Theory and Applications 3
SPED 6240 Universal Design for LDT-C 3
SPED 6250 Collaboration Theory and Practice 3
SPED 6440 Correction of Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 6570 Seminar in Clinical Applications to Learning Disabilities 3
Directed Elective (permission of faculty advisor required) 3
  • SPED 5420, SPED 6210, and SPED 6220 are the first four courses students will take and are prerequisites for SPED 5430.
  • SPED 6570 is taken at a designated location with a 90-hour, supervised clinical experience in either the fall or spring semester. Prerequisites: 24 specialized credits completed, including SPED 5420, SPED 5430, SPED 6240, SPED 6250, and SPED 6440.