Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certification (LDTC)

About the Program

Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants 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 struggling academically.

Applicants who have earned a master's degree in Learning Disabilities from another institution or a master's degree in a related field (e.g., Special Education or Reading) may apply to the Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) certification program. Graduates of the Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities Program at Rowan University earn the Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultants certificate (an Educational Services credential) concomitantly with the Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities degree.

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


Program Code: GCT-LRNDIS / Major Code: G618

  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 33 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: None

Coursework (Program Semester Hours: 33)
The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Required Courses (33 s.h.)
LDTC 18516 Applied Tests and Measurements 3
LDTC 18510 Applied Theories of Learning 3
SPED 08555 Education & Psychology of Exceptional Learners 3
LDTC 18520 Neurological Bases of Educational Disorders 3
READ 30530 Teaching Reading to Exceptional Children 3
LDTC 18503 Foundations of Learning 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 6

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for this program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • CGCE Graduate Application Form (Download the PDF or click here to apply online)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Master's degree (or its equivalent) in Learning Disabilities 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 regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)
  • On-site writing sample (conducted during interview)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.

Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Spring 2015 01/20/2015 12/01/2014
Summer 2015 05/26/2015 04/01/2015
Fall 2015 09/01/2015 08/01/2015

Tuition & Costs

$648 tuition + $144.90 in fees = $792.90 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change)

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