Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certificate online

Explore coursework that leads to the highly respected Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) Certificate and prepare for rewarding opportunities and a fulfilling career.

Apply by: 6/23/24
Start class: 7/15/24

Program Overview

Explore our Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification NJ online program

$611.80 Per Credit Hour
21 Credit Hours

Choose this 100 percent online Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certificate program to pursue an endorsement to attach to your NJ CEAS or NJ Standard Teacher Certification. This accelerated program is for teachers who seek a Students with Disabilities Certificate of Eligibility with Advance Standing or a Students with Disabilities Standard Certificate (both NJ endorsement code 2475). With only 21 credit hours of required coursework, you can earn this certificate faster than comparable graduate programs and there is no thesis requirement.

This financial aid-eligible online program aligns to the Council for Exceptional Children's High Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities as per the recommendation of the CEC. Curriculum features principles and practices of special education, preparing you to educate students with diverse learning and social needs in a variety of classroom settings and placements. To qualify for this certificate program, you must either have a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) or a standard NJ general education certificate.

Upon completion of the online teacher certificate program, you will be prepared to:

  • Individualize, adapt, and modify instruction in schools for a diverse population of students with disabilities
  • Collaboratively create a dynamic partnership between schools, students, administrators, and communities
  • Individualize, adapt, and modify instruction in schools for a diverse population of students with disabilities
  • Collaboratively create a dynamic partnership between schools, students, administrators, and communities
$611.80 Per Credit Hour
21 Credit Hours
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Tuition

Our tuition is reasonable, and you can pay as you go

Online education programs from William Paterson University offer affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$611.80 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$611.80 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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William Paterson University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

6/23/24 Apply Date
7/15/24 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer I5/20/244/29/245/1/245/10/245/15/247/7/247 weeks
Summer II7/15/246/23/246/26/247/5/247/10/249/1/247 weeks
Fall I9/9/248/18/248/21/248/30/249/4/2410/27/247 weeks
Fall II11/4/2410/14/2410/16/2410/25/2410/30/2412/22/247 weeks

Now enrolling:

6/23/24 Apply Date
7/15/24 Class Starts

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Admissions

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At William Paterson University, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certificate online program, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

The requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Current CEAS or Standard Teaching Certificate
  • No GRE required for admission

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certificate online program:

  • Submit online application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • CEAS or Standard teaching certificate

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
William Paterson University
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

Our teacher certificate online courses

For the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certificate online program, you must complete a total of 21 credit hours.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course provides a culminating clinical practice for candidates to demonstrate mastery of CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skills through the application of skills in a classroom based clinical practice setting, and the development of a digital teaching portfolio. In this course, candidates will demonstrate their knowledge of individual differences, and the use evidence-based instructional practices to demonstrate the academic growth of students with disabilities in the classroom through the use of the NJ Department of Education Student Growth Objective process and through tracking of student goals and objectives in their Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
The course will introduce teacher candidates to the knowledge and skills required to work as part of multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive educational services fror students with disabilities. Teacher candidates will develop strategies for collaborating with parents, regular and special educators, paraprofessionals, related service providers, and other individuals in order to support students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with advanced knowledge of research-based practices and interventions and for teaching and assessing literacy when working with students with diverse needs and abilities, including those with disabilities, in a variety of educational settings.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course introduces candidates for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement to the historical roots of Special Education, including the major legislation and court cases that frame the current state and federal regulations.  A major emphasis of the course will be placed on issues and delays in human development, the basic characteristics and defining factors for each of the major disability categories, co-concurrent conditions and how disabilities impact individuals learning and their transition between programs across the lifespan. In addition, participants will discuss family systems, and how language, culture, gender, environmental and societal influence impact the development and achievement of students with disabilities.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course focuses on both theory and practice of effective classroom management to ensure a safe and supportive classroom environment that promotes student achievement. Methods to manage group behavior are presented with emphasis on preventive intervention strategies for at-risk learners; HIB(harassment, intimidation and bullying), and practices that foster cultural understanding, safety, and emotional well being. The use of structured assessment information to identify supports for children whose behaviors disrupt learning is emphasized through Functional Behavioral Assessments, and the development of Behavior Intervention Plans. Observation and recording measures to assess and analyze the communicative intent of inappropriate behaviors are examined. Replacement behaviors and strategies to promote self-management are covered. Emphasis will be placed on collaboration with families and other educators.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course will introduce the conceptual framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and assistive technology for diverse learners, including learners with disabilities. The course will provide an overview of technologies that integrate UDL as well as assistive technologies that meet evidence-based practice to equitably support learners in achieving academic and functional goals. The teacher candidates will have opportunities to create inclusive materials, activities, and environments that incorporate UDL principles and technology. Students are also expected to take an active role in collaborating with their colleagues through hands-on activities that integrate assistive technology across content areas and settings.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the best practices for working with students with diverse needs and abilities, including those with disabilities, in a variety of educational settings. Emphasis will be placed on adapting specific teaching and learning methodologies to meet the needs of students with disabilities in meeting academic standards. Topics will include: the development, implementation, and accountability to Individualized Education Programs (IEPs); the selection, adaptation, and development of instructional materials and assessment across curricular areas; as well as the role of the special educator in the school community.
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