National Standardized Admission Test Requirement
The MAT Special Education program applicants must provide official GRE scores with a minimum composite Verbal and Math score of 310 and a Writing score of 4 or pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators exams.
Applicants to the MEd Special Education programs are required to take the GRE unless they meet the criteria of the waiver policy. The GRE is waived for individuals seeking the post-master’s certificate program.
Applicants should request that a score report be sent to The College of New Jersey (Code #R2519). The test scores must arrive by the application deadline. Test scores may not be more than five years old.
MAT Special Education program applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Applicants may present an undergraduate major in the state-approved content area, 30 semester hours in a liberal arts or science major, or 60 semester-hour credits in liberal arts/sciences coursework. The undergraduate program must include: English—two college-level courses minimum; Mathematics—two college-level courses minimum; Science—two college-level courses minimum; Social Studies—two college-level courses minimum; (one of the courses must be U.S. History)
Applicants to the Post-Master’s Teacher of Students with Disabilities program must complete prerequisites in child psychology and the teaching of reading.
Applicants to the Post-Master’s Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant Certification program must complete up to 12 credits of graduate-level coursework in the following four areas: tests and measurements; psychology of learning; physiological bases of learning; and foundations of education. If candidates do not already have relevant graduate courses in these areas of study, the courses must be taken as part of the post-master’s certification program at The College of New Jersey.
Copy of Teacher Certification
Applicants to the MAT Special Education program do not present a teaching certificate. Applicants to the other Special Education programs must provide the specified teaching certificate.
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MEd in Special Education
A CEAS or standard certificate in special education and several years of teaching is required.
MEd in Special Education with Certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities
A CEAS or standard elementary or secondary education certificate with a teachable major or content area is required.
Post-Master’s Teacher of Students with Disabilities
A CEAS or standard certificate in special education and several years of teaching are required. A CEAS or standard elementary or secondary education certificate with a teachable major or content area is required.
Post-Master’s Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant Certification
A CEAS or standard certificate in special education and three years of successful classroom teaching are required.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Teacher of Students with Disabilities