M.A. in Special Education: Graduate Endorsement


About the Program

The Rowan University Master of Arts in Special Education is intended for new and continuing teachers who want to pursue advanced knowledge of students with disabilities. The purpose of the program is to provide advanced studies focusing on educational, psychological and sociological needs of the children and youth with disabilities. The M.A. in Special Education also aims to produce instructional leaders who are well versed in special education topics including collaborative teaching, administration, and assessment. The Graduate Endorsement track is designed to qualify students, who don’t currently possess it, for special education endorsement while simultaneously earning their Master’s degree.


Curriculum

Program Code: MA-SPECED / Major Code: G809

The M.A. in Special Education: Graduate Endorsement is a part-time program offered on the Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 36 graduate semester hours (12 courses), which are possible to complete in only 7 consecutive semesters

  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 36 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: Yes

Coursework (Program Semester Hours: 36)

The graduate-level 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 (36 s.h.)
SELN 10582 Communication Skills for Students with Disabilities 3
SELN 10585
OR
LDTC 18516
Educational Assessment in Special Education

Applied Tests and Measurements
3

3
SELN 10577 Collaborative Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms 3
SELN 10585 Educational Assessment in Special Education 3
READ 30530 Teaching Reading to Exceptional Children 3
SELN 10577 Collaborative Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms 3
SELN 10578 Administration & Supervision in Special Education 3
SELN 10600 Research Seminar in Special Education 3
SELN 10601 Research Seminar in Special Education 3
SPED 08555 Education & Psychology of Exceptional Learners 3
SELN 10581 Implementing Positive Behavior Support 3
SPED 08515 Curriculum, Instruction, and Transition in Special Education 3
READ 30530 Teaching Reading to Exceptional Children 3
SPED 08520 Clinical Experiences in Special Education 4
SELN 10592 Clinical Seminar in Special Education 2

Admission 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
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Submission of official GRE test scores (waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.6)
  • Copy of NJ Teaching Certification (Standard or CEAS) in Elementary or Secondary Subject Area
    • If your certificate was issued prior to 1994, you must also submit official scores from the Praxis II content specialization test
  • CGCE M.A. in Special Education Track Declaration Form (pdf)
  • Interview (Applicant 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)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of M.A. in Special Education: Graduate Endorsement 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)
Fall 2014 09/02/2014 06/01/2014
Spring 2015 01/20/2015 10/01/2014
Summer 2015 05/26/2015 04/01/2015

Tuition & Costs

$638 tuition + $141.90 in fees = $779.90 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2013/2014 and is subject to change)

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