Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certificate

This certificate program is for teachers who possess either a: Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or Standard NJ teaching certificate in a grade level or content area in regular education.

Graduate students who intend to apply for admission and are interested taking classes, can take the three first classes on a non-matriculated basis if they have not already exhausted the 9 credit limit for non-matriculated graduate students.

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Advisor: Dr. Pamela Brillante
  • brillantep@wpunj.edu
  • V3102
  • 973-720-2279
Entry Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Standard New Jersey Teaching Certificate OR New Jersey C.E.A.S. in general education
  • Completed Graduate Admissions Application Form
  • Letter of recommendation from an educator
Please allow 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed.
Course Requirements: 22 Credits*
Course Number and Title Credits
Core Courses (Prerequisites to specialization courses):  
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 5800 Collaboration with School, Home and Community 3
SPC 5660 Assistive Technology in the Inclusion Classroom 3
SPC 5700 Language, Literacy and Learning in a Diverse Society 3
SPC 5820 The Universally Designed Inclusive Classroom 3
SPED 6540 Demonstration Teaching for Exceptional Learners * 1


* Visit the Office of Field Experience (OFE) for information and application forms for SPED 6540 Demonstration Teaching. Applications must be submitted at least one full semester in advance to the program coordinator
Exit Requirements
  • Maintain 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Completion of program requirements.

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