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Course Sequences for Special Education Graduate Programs

MAT in Special Education & Elementary Education

Student Background: Bachelor’s degree, No teacher certification

Leads to… Certification in both Special Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities) and Elementary Education


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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Student Background: Bachelor’s OR Master’s degree; Already certified in Elementary, Secondary or other teaching field

Leads to… Certification in Special Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities)


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M.Ed. – Master of Education in Special Education

Student Background: Bachelor’s degree; Already certified in Special Education

Leads to… Master of Education in Special Education


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M.Ed. – Master of Education in Special Education with Certification in Special Education

Student Background: Bachelor’s degree; Already certified in Special Education

Leads to… Master of Education in Special Education and Certification in Special Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities)


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Post-Master’s Learning Disabilities Teacher/ Consultant Certification 
*As of Spring 2018, TCNJ is suspending admission to Post-Master’s LDTC program.

Student Background: Master’s degree; Already certified in Special Education

Leads to… NJ certification as Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant Certification (LDTC)


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M.Ed. – Master of Education in Special Education – Teacher of Students with Blindness or Visual Impairment

Student Background: Bachelor’s degree; Already certified in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with teachable major

Leads to… Master of Education in Special Education and Certification as Teacher of the Blind or Visually Impaired


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Post-Master’s Teacher of Students with Blindness or Visual Impairment

Student Background: Master’s degree; CEAS or standard certificate in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with teachable major

Leads to… Certification as Teacher of the Blind or Visually Impaired


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