MEd Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Program Advisor:
Dr. Manina Urgolo Huckvale 
Phone: 973-720-2680
Office: Valley Road, Room 3002
Email: urgolohuckvalem@wpunj.edu 

Program Description:

Degree: M.Ed., Special Education, College of Education

The goal of this program is to provide the State approved coursework leading to the Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) certificate.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Special Education: Teacher of Students with Disabilities, MED

Beginning September 2018:

Admission to the Degree Program

Teacher of Students with Disabilities Concentration Program

The requirements for admission/program entrance beginning September 2018 are:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • A copy of a CEAS or standard teaching license
  • Interview

Requirements for the Degree*

  • The completion of a minimum of 36 credits for the Teacher of Student with Disabilities Concentration
  • The completion of a research thesis

* Candidates must consult with their faculty advisor before selecting courses in the event that changes have been made in the program or its course offerings.

The requirements for admission/program entrance prior to September 2018:

Admission to the Degree Program

Teacher of Students with Disabilities Concentration Program

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.00 scale;
  • Completion of the WPU 22 credit Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certificate or Alternative Route TSD Program;
  • Two letters of reference from professional sources
  • A minimum total score of 150 on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a minimum of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test.

Requirements for the Degree*

  • The completion of a minimum of 37 credits for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Concentration.
  • The completion of a research thesis

* Candidates must consult with their faculty advisor before selecting courses in the event that changes have been made in the program or its course offerings.



View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Special Education: Teacher of Students with Disabilities, MED

Information Regarding Field Experience/Demonstration Teaching Application

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 do SPC 6540 Demonstration Teaching in your own classroom. If you need a placement, the Office of Field Experience will provide one for you.

In order to register for Demonstration Teaching, you must submit the following paperwork:

  • Clinical Experience Application
  • Four copies of the Resume for Clinical Work

AND

  • If you are doing Demonstration Teaching in your classroom, you must also hand in the District Permission Letter.

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:

Semester of Placement for Demonstration Teaching Application Due
Fall 2018 March 30, 2018
Spring 2019 September 15, 2018
Fall 2019 March 30, 2019
Spring 2020*
*This is the last semester that SPC 6540 will be offered. Please contact Graduate Director if you are unable to complete the TSD/TSDA program by Spring 2020 so alternative arrangements can be made.
September 15, 2019

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.

Information Regarding Steps Toward Licensure:

Candidates who hold a CEAS or Standard in an initial teaching area who are NOT working as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities complete this application.

Candidates who hold a CEAS or Standard in an initial teaching area who ARE working as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities complete the form found here.

For additional information, please visit the Office of Educational Enrollment and Certification.