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Teacher of Students with Disabilities: Post-Bacc Online

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Our Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Teacher of Students with Disabilities program, which is offered by the Special Education Services/Instruction Department is conveniently offered in the part-time, accelerate online format. This undergrade offering can be competed in as few as five semesters.

Please note that the classes in this program don't count toward a master's degree. In accordance with the current State regulations, endorsement as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) is only possible if the candidate already holds, or is eligible for, an initial instructional certification with a corresponding subject area major. 

Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Teacher of Students with Disabilities program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®). For more information about NJTOP, click here.

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The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher of Students with Disabilities is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. This endorsement requires the completion of 27 undergraduate semester hours depending upon possible transfer credits. Each course requires classroom field placement in local area schools.

The following courses make up the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Post-Baccalaureate Online program. Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at midnight (Eastern Standard Time).

Foundation Course: This program requires successful completion of READ 30280 Teaching Literacy (or equivalent determined by department).

  • 10 Courses / 27 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 27 S.H.
SPED 08130 Human Exceptionality 3
SPED 08307 Assessing Students With Exceptional Learning Needs 3
SPED 08308 Assistive Technology And Transition Planning 3
READ 30351 Literacy Pedagogy II 2
SPED 08316 Differentiated Instruction In The Inclusive Classroom 2
SPED 08360 Positive Behavioral Support Systems For Students With Exceptional Learning Needs 3
SPED 08415 Specialized Instruction For Students With Exceptional Learning Needs 3
SPED 08445 Clinical Seminar in Special Education 2
SPED 08450 Clinical Practice In Special Education 4
SPED 08350 Practicum in Special Education I 1
SPED 08351 Practicum in Special Education II 1

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 action 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
  • Completed foundation courses
  • $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
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Please explain why you want to teach children with special needs and why is earning the TOSD Endorsement important to you.
  • A copy of NJ Teacher Certification (CE, CEAS, or Standard) in Elementary Education or appropriate content area.

    • If your certificate was issued prior to 1994, you must also submit official scores from the Praxis II content specialization test.
  • A copy of second NJ Certificate of Eligibility (CE) in Teacher of Students with Disabilities
  • Optional interview (If selected for an interview, the applicant will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)
  • 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.
Teachers of Students with Disabilities

Career Outlook

As the need for specailized teaching grows, so does the market. Students with disabilities deserve great care and understanding in education. Our program prepares you for this field, as well as for completing your M.A, through hands-on learning, resource knowledge and skill-building.


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