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Certification: Teacher of Students with Disabilities

The New Jersey Department of Education and the College highly recommend that all education students, majors and minors, add this endorsement for dual certifications.

This Certification program prepares students to teach in self-contained special education classes, resource centers, and/or inclusion settings in public and non-public schools, as well as special education institutions and facilities. This Certification allows students to be highly qualified for teaching in specific levels of education. Certification is permanent upon completion of program requirements.

Students majoring in Education who wish to obtain this Certification:

  • Must complete either the Elementary/Early Childhood track in the Education major, the Inclusive Elementary, Middle School Math or Science track in the Education major, or the Secondary Education minor. This is not a stand-alone certification.
  • Must pass PRAXIS Exam(s) prior to clinical practice.
  • Must complete the coherent sequence of courses listed below for a total of 21 credits.

Core Requirements

ED105Nature & Needs of Exceptional Learners


ED200Behavior Management in Inclusive & Special Education


ED300Technology in Inclusive Special Education


ED451Resources & Services for Individuals with Disabilities


PSY251Educational Psychology


PSY315Psychological Tests & Measurement