The Alternate Route Program is for candidates who have a position as a special education teacher while simultaneously pursuing certificate as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities.The 22 credit program includes coursework in principles and practices of special education (beginning in September 2018, the program will be 21 credits). This program prepares individuals to instruct students with diverse learning and social needs in a variety of special education programs. Alternate Route candidates must possess a Standard NJ Teaching Certificate or a NJ Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) in regular education and must have a teaching position in a state-approved educational setting. Program Advisor: Dr. Kelly McNeal email@example.com Entry requirements, in addition to the University's admission requirements, beginning September 2018: 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 Interview Required CourseworkFoundational Courses (Required Credits: 21)The following courses are required for certification: Credits SPC 5010 Introduction to Special Education 3 SPC 5710 Specially Designed Instruction 3 SPC 5640 Managing Challenging Behaviors 3 SPC 5830 Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology 3 SPC 5730 Literacy: Advanced Instructional Content and Strategies 3 SPC 5850 Co-Teaching and Collaboration 3 SPC 6750 Assessment of Learning in Clinical Practice 3 Entry requirements prior to September 2018: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university Standard NJ Teaching Certificate or NJ Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) in regular education NJ Certificate of Eligibility in TSD Employment contract or letter of promise of employment Application form plus one letter of recommendation from an educator Please allow 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed. View Program Requirements & Courses Exit Requirements All graduate students must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. Courses in which candidates earned a grade lower than C minus cannot be counted towards certification. Completion of program requirements.