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Special Education, Language and Literacy Department

Build the right foundation to teach diverse learners, whether you are an aspiring or an experienced teacher. All of our programs—at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate levels—provide students with a specialized repertoire of skills and strategies to teach in their area of choice: special education, deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, reading, and English as a second language.

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Learn to address special needs in the very young while earning a master’s degree and two certifications.



Prepare for a variety of career options in special education or typical classrooms at all school levels.



Coursework and field placements are integrated across the bachelor’s and master’s levels.

Recent News

New Faculty Member: Steven Singer

Steven Singer joins SELL in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program

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New Faculty Member: David Bwire

David Bwire joins SELL as a literacy specialist

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Aliki Socratous wins New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award

Aliki is a recent graduate from the Special Education 5 year dual certification program.

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The College is open with very limited on-campus staffing. All advising sessions will be conducted virtually through phone, Skype, or Google Hangout as determined with your education advisor.