Office of Graduate Studies
M.A. in Special Education
with TOSD Endorsement
The 36-credit M.A. in Special Education is designed to give teachers the necessary skills and information to teach in a self-contained special education classroom, work in a related field in special education, teach in a partnership in an inclusive education setting, or practice as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDT-C). The goal of this program is to give teachers the skills to effectively teach students with disabilities.
Caldwell offers three different strands within the M.A. in Special Education.
• Strand 1 serves those who have a CEAS or a STANDARD teaching certificate and want to earn the Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) Endorsement.
• Strand 2 serves teachers who have three or more years of documented teaching experience, a STANDARD teaching certificate, and wish to earn the TOSD and LDT-C.
• Strand 3 serves teachers who have the TOSD Endorsement and want to earn the M.A. in Special Education.
A core of 21 credits, required as part of Strand 1 and Strand 2, fulfills the New Jersey Department of Education requirements for the TOSD Endorsement.
Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
International Student Requirements:
A full list of admission and program requirements can be found on our Web site.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 930.00 USD
Classification: Baccalaureate College—General
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999