College of Education - Certificate of Graduate Study in Special Education
Certificate of Graduate Study in Special Education
Joy Xin, Ed.D.
Academic Advisor for CGCE
Herman D. James Hall
The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Special Education is designed for general education teachers who wish to increase their knowledge of special education, as well as special education teachers who wish to pursue further coursework at the graduate level. The goal of this certificate is to provide teachers with an overview of the salient issues in special education, as well as opportunities to focus on the essential aspects of evidence-based practices. The six course sequence and corresponding field experiences are aligned with the professional standards set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children, as well as the New Jersey Department of Education; collectively they ensure program graduates acquire the essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to best serve students with disabilities.
COGS in Special education is offered in an online format and can be used to satisfy the COGS requirement in the Master of Education (M.Ed.).
For more information about admission and course requirements please visit the College of Graduate and Continuing Education (CGCE).
Teachers who successfully complete the COGS coursework can opt to continue pursuit of the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Graduate Endorsement Program. Doing so requires an average GPA of 3.0 in the six COGS courses, a passing score on the Praxis II Exam #10352 (Application of Core Principles Across Categories of Disabilities), two letters of recommendation, and an interview with a departmental representative.
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