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Learning Disabilities Certificate

white_male_teacher8The Online 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).

Coursework
Course TitleS.H.
Required Core Courses: 16–21 Semester Hours
Educational Psychology of the Exceptional Learner3
Teaching Reading to Exceptional Children3
Foundations of Learning Disabilities3
Assessment of Learning Disabilities3
Neurological Basis of Educational Disorders3
Total Required Credits15

Learning Disabilities Certificate Program Highlights

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Learning Disabilities Program (COGS in LD) 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.
  • Courses in this program may be used to satisfy course requirements in Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities program or the Master of Arts in Special Education program. For more information, please visit www.rowancgce.com/programs .
  • The COGS in LD ONLINE program is a part of the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP) and is offered to NJ educators at a discounted rate. (Tuition for the FACE-TO-FACE program is not discounted.)

Applying to the Learning Disabilities Certificate Program

  • $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: Tell us about 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)

Learning Disabilities Certificate Tuition

$707 per semester hour
NJTOP; $665 per semester hour