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The master's degree program in special education provides advanced graduate preparation for general education teachers seeking teacher of students with disabilities licensure. Applicants are required to have a New Jersey standard instructional certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS).
Coursework addresses the instructional needs of students with mild and moderate disabilities. The 36-credit program is composed of a special education core (21 credits); a learning, cognition, and development requirement (3 credits); educational statistics, measurement, and evaluation courses (6 credits); and special education electives (6 credits).
The special education core develops competencies in the assessment and remediation of students with learning disabilities, collaborative teaching/consultation skills, and knowledge about New Jersey special education law.
1. Special Education Core (27 credits)
Required (21 credits)
05:300:480 Literacy for Students with Disabilities (3)
15:293:525 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3) or 05:300:383 Introduction to Special Education (3)
15:299:516 Literacy Development in the Elementary and Middle School (3) or 05:300:495 Literacy Development in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
15:293:523 Inclusive Teaching in Education (3) or 05:300:481 Materials and Methods in Special Education (3)
15:293:522 Learning Disabilities (3)
15:293:533 Assessment and Measurement for Special Education (3)
15:293:534 Classroom Organization for Special Education (3)
Two courses selected from the following (6 credits)
15:293:509 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3)
15:293:521 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (3)
15:293:530 Instruction for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities (3)
15:293:610 New Jersey Special Education Law (3)
15:293:630 Current Topics in Special Education (3)
2. Educational Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation Core (6 credits)
15:291:515 Psychometric Theory I (3)
15:291:531 Statistical Methods I (3)
3. Learning, Cognition, and Development Core (3 credits)
15:290:583 Biological Bases of Behavior (3)
15:295:580 Psychology of Learning (3)