It is the intent of the program to provide current advanced information on educational research, service delivery, trends, community services, societal attitudes, technical developments, and instructional strategies and practices for the education of persons with disabilities. The programs' varied offerings allow teachers, learning consultants, supervisors, and other personnel within and outside special education to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to serve the disabled in a variety of settings. 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).Click here for the Office of Certification.
In addition to the University’s admission requirements:
*Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may supplement their application with additional evidence in support of their academic potential for successful completion of the degree program. **Program directors have discretion to waive this requirement based on unique circumstances
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. Meredith Drew Program Director, Department of Special Education and Counseling Office: Valley Road, room firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPREHENSIVE EXAM: All MEd degree Candidates in Learning Disabilities must take the graduate comprehensive examination, but only after they have successfully completed 24 credits. Application may be made for the examination only if a 3.0 graduate grade point average has been maintained. The comprehensive exam tests subject matter in the Learning Disabilities area. Please see your advisor regarding special requirements and specimen exams
In order to receive a permit to register for SPED 6570 Seminar in Clinical Application of Learning Disabilities, you must submit the following paperwork:
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:
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.
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470