Education: Students with Disabilities Certification

Rutgers University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
60 months
900 USD/credit
900 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This endorsement program from Rutgers University allows a student who already holds New Jersey teacher certification to take coursework that leads to New Jersey Department of Education certification as a teacher of students with disabilities within an elementary or secondary school setting. The Students with Disabilities Certification program is offered at Rutgers University.


The Education: Students with Disabilities Certification program from Rutgers University is not aligned to any specific degree program, does not lead to a degree of any kind, and is completed exclusively online.

The Rutgers University Graduate School of Education is dedicated to the study and improvement of education. The creation of knowledge about teaching and learning is central to our mission. We seek to ensure that all children and adults have access to high quality educational programs. As such, our work addresses the cognitive, social, organizational, cultural, linguistic, developmental, and policy dimensions of education. Our instructional programs are designed to produce graduates who become effective educational practitioners, transformative educational leaders, and accomplished educational researchers. Our partnerships and service contributions focus on New Jersey but extend to both national and global communities. 

Vision Statement

We aspire to bring distinction to Rutgers by conducting research and improving practice in relation to three pressing issues in education: (i) meeting the needs of diverse learners, (ii) using emerging digital pedagogical tools effectively, and (iii) addressing the equity and adequacy of financial, human, and social resources for PK-12 and higher education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Special Education or Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • Materials and Methods in Education or Inclusive Teaching in Education
  • Literacy Development in the Elementary and Middle School
  • Literacy for Students with Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Assessment and Measurement for Special Education
  • Classroom Organization for Special Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are due two weeks before the beginning of the next semester.




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A photocopy of a New Jersey Standard Instructional Certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS).
  • Official academic transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies. Applicants are not usually admitted with a GPA of less than 2.75 in their most recent degree.
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current or previous school principal or supervisor, on school district letterhead.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.


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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Education: Students with Disabilities Certification
Rutgers University