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Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certification

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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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: No
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
  • Two letters of recommendation (At least one recommendation should be from a principal, or supervisor, attesting to candidate's potential as an LDTC)
  • Copy of Standard NJ Instructional certificate
  • 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.
  • Statement confirming at least one year of teaching experience
  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee to schedule the interview. The interview may be in person or via telephone.)
  • On-site writing sample (conducted during Interview)
  • Recommended minimum 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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Learning Disability Teacher Consultant (LDTC)

Career Outlook

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. 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.


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