Learning Disabilities Certificate of Graduate Study


About the Program

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 including NJTOP tuition rates click here.


Curriculum

Program Code: COG-LRNDIS / Major Code: G138

The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Learning Disabilities is a part-time program offered in a face-to-face format. It requires the completion of 15 graduate semester hours (5 courses) which are possible to complete in only 3 consecutive semesters. Courses in this program may be used to satisfy course requirements in Rowan’s Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities or the Master of Arts in Special Education.

Coursework (Program Semester Hours: 15)

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 (15 s.h.)
SPED 08555 Educational Psychology of the Exceptional Learner 3
READ 30530 Teaching Reading to Exceptional Children 3
LDTC 18503 Foundations of Learning Disabilities 3
LDTC 18504 Assessment of Learning Disabilities 3
LDTC 18520 Neurological Basis of Educational Disorders 3

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
  • 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)

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 04/15/2015
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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