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Learning Disabilities Certificate of Graduate Study Online

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Certificate of Graduate Study in Learning Disabilities Program (COGS) is designed for teachers who are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills to better serve students with learning difficulties. The goals and objectives for the program include the further development of educational leaders in supporting students, parents, and colleagues in the field. Graduate students complete the COGS in Learning Disabilities with knowledge and skills in the current research on learning disabilities and methods so as to more effectively serve individuals with learning disabilities; and, in this program they are trained to be educational collaborators and leaders, to be change agents in their classrooms, and school districts.

Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Learning Disabilities Certificate of Graduate Study program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®). For more information about NJTOP, click here.

Curriculum
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The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Learning Disabilities is a part-time program offered in a online format. It requires the completion of 15 graduate semester hours (five courses) which are possible to complete in only three consecutive semesters. Courses in this program may be used to satisfy some of the course requirements in Rowan's Master of Arts in Special Education.

  • 5 Courses / 15 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 15 S.H.
SPED 08555 Education & Psychology of Exceptional Learners 3
READ 30530 Teaching Reading To Exceptional Children 3
LDTC 18503 Foundations Of Learning Disabilities 3
LDTC 18510 Applied Learning Theories 3
LDTC 18520 Neurological Basis of Educational Disorders 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.


  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives:
  • Describe how you might use this program to advance your career. Educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • The applicant must provide proof of appropriate certification, as well as a letter of employment confirming the specific dates (not just years) during which the applicant has taught or served the educational community under the appropriate certificate.
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Rowan University hosts a series of on campus and virtual events throughout the year to help you get to know us. From general information sessions, to program specific meetings with advisors, to webinars on timely and thought-provoking topics, these gatherings provide an excellent opportunity to ask questions, network with academics and future students, and learn from some of the most innovative and informed faculty in higher education today.

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