- Degrees & Programs
- Download the program guide (includes course list and application requirements)
- Contact the program coordinator, Dr. Judith Harrison
- Contact the program faculty:
This endorsement program allows a student who already holds New Jersey teacher certification to take coursework that leads to New Jersey Department of Education certification as a teacher of students with disabilities within an elementary or secondary school setting. The program is not aligned to any specific degree program, does not lead to a degree of any kind, and is completed exclusively online.
For more information about this program:
Applicants are responsible for reviewing and confirming that they meet program requirements before the application is submitted. Rutgers Graduate School of Education WILL NOT refund the application fee if an applicant is not accepted. Applications are due two weeks before the beginning of the next semester. Students are admitted throughout the year for this non-degree program.
- A photocopy of a New Jersey Standard Instructional Certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS)
- A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current or previous school principal or supervisor, on school district letterhead
- Official academic transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies
- Applicants are not usually admitted with a GPA of less than 2.75 in their most recent degree
Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.
Applicants are responsible for reviewing and confirming that they meet all requirements before the application is submitted. Rutgers Graduate School of Education will not refund the application fee if an applicant is not accepted.
Additional Requirements for New Jersey Certification
New Jersey statute N.J.S.A. 18A:37-22 requires that educators entering the work force in the 2012 school year and beyond must have completed through their pre-service preparation (e.g., courses, practicum) a program on harassment, intimation and bullying (HIB) prevention. The HIB prevention requirements apply to the following programs: (a) teachers and education services personnel certifications; and (b) administrative certifications, including chief school administrators, principals, and supervisors. Details on the required training can be found here.
How to Apply
Current Rutgers University Students:
All applicants who are currently enrolled in a program at Rutgers University and wish to begin the certificate program while continuing their current program should contact the GSE Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Rutgers University Students:
- Collect the materials required for admission
- Submit your application online at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/
- Submit supporting materials online
- Any supporting materials that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to Graduate Admissions’ New Brunswick office. Their mailing address can be found here: https://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/about/contact-us
Click here for the New Brunswick Graduate tuition rates.