Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certificate

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Program Description:

This certificate program is designed for experienced classroom teachers who hold a teaching certificate and an accredited master's degree. Upon successful completion of the required curriculum, the candidate is eligible for the New Jersey certificate as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C). This certification is not a teaching certification, but a certificate to serve as the LDT-C on the child study team in New Jersey schools. Upon successful completion of the required curriculum and documented three years of teaching experience, the candidate is eligible for the New Jersey certificate as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C).

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Entry Requirements

  • Masters degree from an accredited college
  • Standard NJ Teacher's Certificate
  • Maintance of a 3.0 GPA

Please allow 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed.

The N.J.A.C. 6A:9-13.10 requires three years of successful teaching before a certificate is issued.

Click here for the Office of Education Enrollment & Certification.

Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
May 1st: Summer semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Maintenance of a 3.0 GPA
  • A copy of TSD or TOH teaching certificate
  • College of Education DAP Group Interview (You will be provided the times for the interview)
  • Record of Professional Experience (ROPE) form: This is completed by an administrator or Human Resources personnel at your district documenting three or more years of full-time teaching experience
Contact Us

Dr. Meredith Drew
Program Director, Department of Special Education and Counseling 
Office: Valley Road, Room 3005
drewm2@wpunj.edu
973-720-3092

Information Regarding LDT-C Clinical Component 

In order to receive a permit to register for SPED 6570 Seminar in Clinical Application of Learning Disabilities, you must submit the following paperwork:

  • Application for LDT-C Clinical Component
  • Resume for Clinical Work (4 copies)

AND

  • If you are doing the clinical component in your own school, you must also submit the LDT-C District Permission Letter

All of the necessary paperwork can be found on the Office of Field Experience webpage. Please click here for additional information regarding clinical placement.

Please keep the following dates in mind as you complete the paperwork:

Semester of Clinical Placement Application Due
Summer 2020 January 15, 2020
Fall 2020 January 15, 2020
Spring 2021 September 15, 2020
Summer 2021 January 15, 2021

Please turn all completed and signed paperwork in to the Graduate Director by the above due dates and be sure that all paperwork is neat and complete, or it will not be accepted.