This endorsement program is for teachers who possess either a: Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or Standard NJ teaching certificate in a grade level or content area in regular education. The goal of this program is to provide the State-approved coursework leading to the Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) endorsement.
Graduate students who intend to apply for admission and are interested taking classes can take the three first classes on a non-matriculated basis if they have not already exhausted the 9 credit limit for non-matriculated graduate students.
In addition to the University’s admission requirements:
August 1st: Fall semesterDecember 1st: Spring semesterMay 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)December 1st: Summer (May intake)
Dr. Elizabeth Harkins Program Director, Department of Special Education and CounselingOffice: Valley Road, room 3110-Aharkinse@wpunj.edu973-720-3576
Please allow 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed.
Click here for the Office of Education Enrollment and Certification.
All placements are supervised, on site, by a William Paterson University Supervisor. If you are currently teaching AND have access to students who are classified, you may complete SPC 6750, Assessment of Learning in Clinical Practice, in your own classroom. If you need a placement, the Office of Field Experience will provide one for you.
In order to register for Clinical Practice, you must submit the following paperwork:
All of the necessary paperwork can be found on the Office of Field Experience webpage.
Please keep the following dates in mind as you complete the paperwork:
Please turn all completed 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. Please be advised that late applications will not be accepted. Because of this, it is recommended that you submit the paperwork if you intend on taking the class and, should it be necessary, the paperwork can be withdrawn if needed.
For additional information, please visit the Office of Educational Enrollment and Certification.
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470