M.S.Ed. Special Education - Teacher of Students with Disabilities Track (YI.TSD.MSED)

Requirements (12 credits)
EDS-502Autism: Characteristics, Etiology, and Current Issues3
EDS-530Research Issues and Trends in Special Education3
EDS-535Technology and Students with Disabilities3
EDS-537Collaborating with Families, Students, and Professionals in Community and Educational Settings3
Teacher of Students with Disabilities Requirements (18 credits)
EDS-534Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3
EDS-572Assessment Strategies and Applications in the Classroom3
EDS-500Foundations of Special Education: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3
EDS-522Accommodating Learners with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings3
EDS-552Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities3
EDS-580Experimental Design3
Total Credits30

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EDS-500 Foundations of Special Education: Child & Adolescent Development and Transition to Adulthood3EDS-572 Assessment Strategies and Applications in the Classroom3EDS-502 Autism: Characteristics, Etiology, and Current Issues3
EDS-537 Collaborating with Families, Students, and Professionals in Community and Educational Settings3EDS-522 Accommodating Learners with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings3EDS-535 Technology and Students with Disabilities3
15 Field Hours25 Field Hours25 Field Hours
Semester Credits6Semester Credits6Semester Credits6
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
EDS-530 Research Issues and Trends in Special Education3EDS-552 Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities3 
EDS-534 Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings3EDS-580 Experimental Design3 
30 Field Hours40 Field Hours 
Semester Credits6Semester Credits6 
Total Credits 30
  1. Applicant must be a certified teacher. (Does not apply to MSEd School Counseling and Student Affairs College Counseling, Autism/ABA or Autism.)
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see New Jersey Department of Education for details) and a 3.0 in the undergraduate major.
  3. Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for this graduate program and professional work.
  4. Essay (500 words or more).  For School Counseling and Student Affairs and College Counseling, the essay must discuss why social justice is important to the applicant and how the applicant forsees utilizing this training in his/her future career as a school counselor or student affairs professional. For all other MSED programs the essay must explain why the applicant wishes to pursue the graduate program of their choice.
  5. Students applying to the MSEd School Counseling and MSEd Student Affairs and College Counseling programs must participate in a group interview.

Note:  Upon completion of the Principal/School Administrator/Supervisor Program, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of five years of successful educational experience under a valid provisional or standard New Jersey or equivalent out-of-state certificate to be eligible for the endorsement.