This endorsement program is for teachers who hold a standard New Jersey teaching certificate or New Jersey certificate of eligibility with advanced standing (CEAS) and who seek an endorsement as a teacher of students with disabilities (TSD). A 1-credit demonstration teaching experience with students with special needs is required. Students who are employed as teachers may complete this class in their own school with permission of the principal. Students who have employment teaching special education while taking courses towards endorsement as a TSD must enroll in the alternate route option of this program.
The 21-credit program includes coursework in principles and practices of special education and prepares individuals to instruct students with diverse learning and social needs in a variety of classroom settings and special education placements.
Teacher Candidates in the William Paterson Elementary MAT program may utilize CMAT 5070 and CMAT 5100 in lieu of SPC 5730 and SPC 5010.