MEd Learning Disabilities Concentration with Teacher Consultant Certificate

Program Advisor:
Dr. Peter Griswold
Phone: 973-720-3761
Office: Valley Road, Room 3008
Email: griswoldp@wpunj.edu

Program Description:

It is the intent of the program to provide current advanced information on educational research, service delivery, trends, community services, societal attitudes, technical developments, and instructional strategies and practices for the education of persons with disabilities. The programs' varied offerings allow teachers, learning consultants, supervisors, and other personnel within and outside special education to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to serve the disabled in a variety of settings. 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).

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Special Education: Learning Disabilities, MED

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Entry Requirements:

  • Completion of all general graduate admission requirements, including a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale)
  • Standard NJ Teacher's Certificate
  • A letter on district letterhead from an administrator or Human Resources personnel documenting three or more years of full-time teaching experience
  • A group interview (You will be contacted for available times).

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

NOTE: All graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA

Exit Requirements:

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM: All MEd degree Candidates in Learning Disabilities must take the graduate comprehensive examination, but only after they have successfully completed 24 credits. Application may be made for the examination only if a 3.0 graduate grade point average has been maintained. The comprehensive exam tests subject matter in the Learning Disabilities area. Please see your advisor regarding special requirements and specimen exams

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Special Education: Learning Disabilities, MED

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