M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education

Montclair State University

24 months
756 USD/credit 12474 USD/year
756 USD/credit 12474 USD/year
701 USD/credit 11566 USD/year
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This is an advanced teacher certification program for those who already have general education teacher certification or CEAS in Content Area who wish to obtain special education certification (Teacher of Students with Disabilities) and a master’s degree. The Special Education program at the Montclair State University emphasis is on inclusive education.


Key facts:

  • Please note that all Special Education teachers in NJ must have a dual certification in general education (P-3, K-6, or Content Area) and special education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities).
  • Applicants who do not hold general education certification or who have a P-3 or K-6 certification can obtain special education certification through our other programs. Please refer to our teacher education and certification page for information on other options in teacher education as well as our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the Montclair State University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art and Special Education
  • Graduate Visual Arts Workshop
  • Learning and Development in Children With and Without Disabilities
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age
  • Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities
  • Language and Early Literacy Development
  • Critical Basics of Media and Technology Production
  • Evaluation and Selection of Educational Media
  • Literature for Adolescents
  • Literacies, Digital Technology and Learning
  • Evaluation and Planning for Students with Learning Problems I
  • Educating Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Transition Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Teaching Organization and Study Skills for the Inclusive Classroom
  • Medical and Physical Bases of Disabilities
  • Consultation Methods in Psychoeducational Settings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admission.


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Essay: In one integrated essay, of three to four pages (double-spaced)
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two.
  • Students holding degrees from non-US institutions must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices. TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Duolingo English Test are required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Please check our International Applicants page for more information and for our current TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12474 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 756 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12474 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 756 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11566 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 701 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Montclair

1673 - 4118 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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