An alternate route optionis available for individuals who have earned a standard teaching certificate or certificate of eligibility with advanced standing (CEAS) and a New Jersey certificate of eligibility (CE) as a TSD. Once in possession of a letter of employment, teacher candidates may teach in special education settings while simultaneously pursuing endorsement as a teacher of students with disabilities. Alternate route candidates must have a teaching position in a state-approved educational setting.
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.
The goal of this program is to provide the State-approved course work leading to the teacher of students with disabilities (TSD) certificate.