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Inclusive Education, Early Childhood (P-3) Teachers - Teacher of Students with Disabilities Concentration, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
The Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education department is committed to preparing critical professionals who can improve the lives of children, youth, and adults by implementing effective care, education, and literacy programs. 


The department's programs emphasize the following:

  • a common, clear vision of good teaching that is apparent in all course work and clinical experiences, and aligned to well-defined standards of practice and performance;
  • strong relationships, common knowledge, and shared beliefs among school/community-based and university faculty who work together to provide substantial clinical experiences using a cohort model;
  • learning and teaching as social processes with political implications;
  • emphasis on social justice and the principles of democracy to ensure the optimal achievement of all students;
  • teaching and learning as a life long process.
  • courses developed and scheduled to meet the unique needs of adult learners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Child Development I: Theories of Child Development
  • Literacy Foundations
  • Sociocultural Context of Disability and Inclusive Education
  • Learning and Development in Children With and Without Disabilities
  • Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities
  • Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 8
  • Principles and Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Supervised Practicum and Seminar in Inclusive Early Childhood
  • Advanced Teaching Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Language and Early Literacy Development
  • Inclusive Pedagogies for Students with Complex Learning and Behavioral Needs
  • Conceptual Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Bio-Psych-Social Perspectives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
  • GRE scores
  • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              1030 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
            • National

              1030 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
            • In-State

              713 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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            Living costs for Montclair

            • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
              Living Costs

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