Special Education—Special Education with NPTNJ Program, M.A.T.
The 36-credit Master of Arts (MAT) in Teaching degree program includes a Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) endorsement eligibility program.
Candidates MUST apply for this program and become matriculated through the Admissions Office.
A GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required for admission and a minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation, along with a copy of an NJ standard instructional certificate in an area of general education, which may be achieved through the NPTNJ Program.
Degree candidates complete 12 NPTNJ credits + 24 Special Education credits, and pass a PRAXIS examination number 5354 Core Knowledge and Applications. Candidates are advised to check the Praxis number with the Special Education Department before taking the examination to be sure the number has not changed. Practice materials for the Praxis examination are available through the Frank Guarini Library.
Candidates must send their own score to the Interim Registrar in Hepburn Hall:
Mr. Navin Saiboo Interim Registrar New Jersey City University Hepburn Hall, Room 214 2039 Kennedy Boulevard Jersey City, New Jersey 07305 Office: 201-200-3048 FAX: 201-200-2062
Twelve credits (12) from the NPTNJ program toward the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program are added to twenty-four (24) Special Education credits plus a passing score on a Praxis examination for degree completion.
The 24 credits in Special Education below are required in addition to 12 NPTNJ credits which are accepted toward the MAT in Special Education (36 credits total):
|SPEC 605||Introduction to Educational and Psychologically Exceptional Children||3|
|SPEC 600||Introduction to Learning Disabilities||3|
|SPEC 505||Working with Families of Children with Disabilities||3|
|SPEC 508||Helping Exceptional Children and Youth in the Regular Classroom||3|
|SPEC 640||Behavior Disorders in Children||3|
|SPEC 669||Dev Comm Skills Atypical Chl||3|
|SPEC 675||Corrective Techniques for Teaching the Exceptional Child||3|
|SPEC 629||Teaching the Children with Autism||3|
*A comprehensive examination is required.
*Candidates must maintain a minimum graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 throughout their course of study at the University. Falling below a 3.0 GPA will result in removal from the MAT program, with no recourse for readmission.
*Application for TOSD endorsement, on completion, to be added to the general education certificate is completed through the NJCU Certification Administrator, Ms. Cynthia Vazquez (firstname.lastname@example.org), 201-200 2069, in the Center for Teacher Preparation and Partnerships, P203A. The candidate may submit an application for the TOSD along with a copy of his/her New Jersey teaching certificate (CEAS or Standard) in an instructional area of general education which may be achieved through the NPTNJ program.