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Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certification

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Program Information

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Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants (LDTC) work in collaboration with other members of a child study team to determine eligibility for special services. LDTCs also consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to provide research-based instructional strategies to assist pupils who are struggling academically. Applicants who have earned a master’s degree in education from another institution, or a master’s degree in a related field (e.g., Special Education or Reading), may apply to the LDTC certification program. 

This program meets all State of New Jersey requirements for the LDTC certificate. It has also received national recognition for accreditation through the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) for educational diagnosticians.

Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the LDTC certification program through the New Jersey Teachers Outreach Program (NJTOP). Learn more about NJTOP.

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The Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) certification is a part-time program offered in a online format. It requires the completion of 27 graduate semester hours.

  • 9 Courses / 27 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all coursework
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 27 S.H.
LDTC 18516 Applied Tests And Measurements 3
LDTC 18510 Applied Learning Theories 3
SPED 08555 Education and Psychology of Students with Disabilities 3
LDTC 18520 Neurological Basis of Educational Disorders 3
READ 30530 Teaching Reading to Students with Disabilities 3
LDTC 18504 Assessment of Learning Disabilities 3
LDTC 18505 Correction of Learning Disabilities 3
LDTC 18525 Advanced Assessment Techniques 3
LDTC 18650 Clinical & Field Experiences In Learning Disabilities 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
  • Master's degree (or its equivalent) in education or a related field of study from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Certificate Program Acknowledgement
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives:
    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. 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
    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to the applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree. One letter from a current principal or immediate supervisor with direct knowledge of the applicant's potential as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant. This letter is to be on the school’s letterhead.
  • Minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • NJ Standard Instructional Certificate
  • Certificate Program Acknowledgement
  • NJ DOE Employment Verification Form
    • Program requires at least three years full-time teaching experience in a public or NJ state approved private school for students with disabilities as verified by the NJDOE.
  • Interview
    • Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee to schedule the interview.
  • Additional writing sample upon request
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Learning Disability Teacher Consultant (LDTC)

Career Outlook

Employment in specialized educational fields such as this are projected to increase four percent between 2018 and 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students with learning disabilities, in coordination with their teachers and families, reap recognizable benefits from a consultant who can strategize instructional practices best-suited to help their overall educational success. 

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