Ed.M. with Certification for Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Special Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Certificate
  • Degree


The Ed.M. program for Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (K-12) certification prepares teachers to serve as Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultants (LDT-Cs) in public school systems. The LDT-C works as an assessment specialist and a member of the public personnel services team. Applicants are required to have a standard instructional certificate and three years of full-time classroom experience.

The program includes instruction in the assessment of academic achievement of students referred for learning disabilities evaluation. Participants will also be prepared to interpret patterns found in testing, to devise informal measures to pinpoint cognitive difficulties, and to design interventions to help students compensate for academic and behavioral deficiencies.


Several other special education program options are also provided:


Applications can be completed online. Applications must be filed with the graduate admissions office no later than February 1 for the fall term, October 15 for the spring term, and May 15 for the summer term.

For information on financial aid opportunities, please see the GSE's Fellowships, Scholarships & Assistantships page.

Program Requirements

The 36-credit program provides coursework in a core curriculum (15 credits); a special education elective (3 credits); educational statistics, measurement, and evaluation (6 credits); learning, cognition, and development (6 credits); and electives outside the program (5 credits).

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Dake Zhang.