Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

    The Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), in collaboration with the Graduate School of Education (GSE) has led in the development of a series of courses dedicated to translating leading-edge science into effective implementation of MTSS in K-12 settings. Multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) is a framework for providing interventions that are tailored to student learning or behavioral needs, and using data to inform decision making and organize resources.

    In this section, you will fill out the following entries regarding the program.

    Application Deadline

    Fall 2023: Sep 1, 2023 / Spring 2024: Jan 15, 2024

    Entry Term(s)

    Fall, Spring

    Program Level

    Masters and Graduate Certificate

    Program Type

    Degree, Graduate Certificate




    Master of Applied Psychology degree (30 credits) // Graduate Certificate (18 Credits)

  • What You'll Learn

    Why is MTSS important?

    Now, more than ever, students approach school with vastly different learning and behavioral needs. Teachers and other professionals and specialists in school settings need knowledge and tools that help them identify students’ learning needs, and implement evidence-based practices closely linked to those needs.

    MTSS enables:

    • Rapid, strategic identification of student needs.
    • Matching intensity of interventions to the level of student need.
    • Timely adjustment of treatments based on valid data.

    Focused, Practical Professional Learning:

    Using a hybrid of online and periodic in-person learning at Rutgers, New Brunswick, classes in the MTSS sequence have been designed for professionals in education and related fields, or for students pursuing careers in this area.

    Classes taught by leading scholars in MTSS, including special expertise in coaching, psychoeducational assessment, as well as evidence-based intervention strategies for academic and social/behavioral/emotional learning needs.

  • Course Catalog
  • Program Requirements
    Credits to completion. (Masters – 30 credits and Graduate Certification – 18 credits)
  • Career & Outcomes

    Benefits of Specialized Training in MTSS:

    • Become a leader in change within your school systems.
    • Gain background and technical knowledge – know what to do, how to do it, and the science behind it.
    • Career advancement: take on systems-level roles, leading progress in assessment, instruction, and support services in school settings.
  • Admissions Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition & Financial Assistance
    For tuition and fees information please visit the tuition landing page.

    Financial Aid:

    While students are encouraged to apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), there are a number of other merit- and need-based support options, including loans and college work-study programs within and external to Rutgers. For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

    Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships:

    Generous GSE alumni, friends, and community members have established and continue to donate to more than one dozen fellowships and scholarships to help deserving students reach their goals. These awards are granted on the basis of academic achievement and or financial need. While these awards are competitive, interested students are encouraged to apply for consideration and submit the required materials. Students must also submit a FAFSA application to be eligible.

    To review all current awards and learn more about the donors that established them, please click here.

  • Need Help?

    Have Questions or Need Assistance? Get in Touch! Dr. Jennifer Foster, Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Programs Email:

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