Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Graduate Endorsement

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

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Program Advisor: Dr. Peter Griswold
Entry Requirements
  • Masters degree from an accredited college
  • Standard NJ Teacher's Certificate
  • Maintance of a 3.0 GPA

Please allow 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed.

Course Requirements: 30 Credits --NOTE: All graduate students must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A.
Course Number and Title Credits

Required Courses

 

SPED 5310 Orientation to Psychological Testing

3

SPED 5420 Foundation of Learning Disabilities *

3

Specialized Courses

 

SPED 5430 Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities**

3

SPED 6210 Physiological Basis of Learning Disabilities

3

SPED 6220 Learning Theory and Applications

3

SPED 6240 The Universally Designed Differentiated Classroom

3

SPED 6250 Collaboration Theory and Practice

3

SPED 6440 Correction of Learning Disabilities

3

SPED 6570 Seminar in Clinical Application to Learning Disabilities***

3

Directed Elective (Assistive Technology, Educational Psychology, etc.)

3

 

*SPED 5420 is the pre-requisite for SPED 5430
**SPED 5430 is the pre-requisite for SPED 6440
***SPED 6570 course is taken at a designated location with a 100-hour supervised clinical experience. Pre-requisites are a total of 24 specialized credits. Credit is for P or F only.

The N.J.A.C. 6A:9-13.10 requires three years of successful teaching before an endorsement is issued.

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