College of Education and Human Services

The Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement is designed and developed for New Jersey teachers who hold an initial certification in another teaching specialty. The major area of the program includes initial New Jersey certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities for certified elementary and secondary teachers. Because of the need for general education teachers to be dually certified in general and special education, Seton Hall's Special Education Endorsement adheres to the New Jersey state law that requires the development of recommendations on awareness of and instructional methods for teaching children with special needs, autism and other developmental disabilities.

How to Apply:
Students must already possess a Standard NJ Instructional Certificate in order to apply for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities endorsement. For more information, please contact Diana Minakakis, Director of Graduate Admissions, College of Education and Human Services, at Diana.Minakakis@shu.edu or (973) 275-2824.

Curriculum:
Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement 21 credits (for candidates with a Standard NJ Instructional Certificate) Students must complete the 21 credits listed below in order to receive the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement:

EDST 6441Serving Diverse Learners I: Foundations, Sp. ED. Laws and Impact on Schools and Families 3
EDST 6442Serving Diverse Learners II: Psychological Foundations, Disabilities, Accommodations. Transitions & Community Resources 3
EDST 6446Assessment for Special Education & Diverse Learners 3
EDST 6307Integrating Curriculum & Technology in the Inclusive Classroom 3
EDST 6445Creating an Environment for Diverse Learners; Curriculum, Strategies, Tools & Materials 3
EDST 6440Behavioral Disorders: Theory, Treatment & Classroom Mgmt 3
EDST 6444Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theory, Treatment, Practice 3

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credits at Seton Hall to receive the state endorsement.

See the University's graduate catalogue for further details.

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