NJ MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements

New Jersey MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In New Jersey, this program leads to a certification in Students with Disabilities (CEAS).

 The Students with Disabilities CEAS endorsement will allow you to be the primary instructor of students with disabilities (other than blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing) in the grades/subject areas for which you are already certified to teach, as well as to provide consultative/collaborative instructional services for students with disabilities in all grades pk-12. Please note that you will not be Highly Qualified to be the primary instructor of a core academic subject to special education students unless you were certified to teach that subject prior to receiving the Students with Disabilities certificate.

WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5543 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (for students who matriculated on 9/1/2011 or after).  


Those who matriculate in the MS Special Education program after March 1, 2010 will complete 240 in-class clock hours of supervised practicum in elementary and secondary special education classrooms as part of their capstone project.


Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in New Jersey
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a New Jersey Teaching Certificate




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