M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education General Studies

Rutgers University

60 months
30900 USD/year
30900 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Special Education General Studies program of Rutgers University provides advanced graduate preparation for both certified special and general education teachers. The option to obtain New Jersey certification as a learning disabilities teacher consultant (LDT-C) is provided.



Through coursework and internship experiences, students in the Special Education General Studies program of Rutgers University learn to address the instructional needs of students with mild and moderate cognitive disabilities. An 18-credit special education core is required of all students. This core develops competencies in the assessment and remediation of students with learning disabilities, collaborative teaching/consultation skills, and knowledge about New Jersey special education law.

The program does not include coursework leading to teacher certification in special education. Students with a bachelor’s degree who are interested in initial teacher certification in special education should contact the Office of Student and Academic Services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psychology of the Exceptional Child 
  • Identification and Assessment of Learning Disabilities
  • Remediation of Learning Disabilities
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Instructional Decision Making in Special Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement (applicants should develop a personal statement that clearly articulates a good fit between their educational and professional development trajectory, and the program to which they are applying)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15450 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    30900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15450 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • In-State

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


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