School of Education

Post-Master’s Certificate - Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant

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Program Description

Please refer to the most recent GCU Graduate Catalog for updated program information.

Master of Arts in Education or Georgian Court Post-Master’s Certificate
The LDTC program is designed for experienced certified teachers who aspire to be Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultants. It develops the in-depth knowledge and skills candidates need to provide highly specialized professional services as members of Child Study Teams or as independent practitioners. The program’s curriculum includes study of the psychological and neurophysiologic causes of learning disabilities, educational and psychological assessment methods, research-based teaching strategies, and collaboration and case management techniques. It also includes a practicum experience. The curriculum is guided by the Council for Exceptional Children’s performance-based standards for special education diagnostician specialists and by the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers (NJPST). The program can be taken as a 24-credit post-master’s program or as a 33-credit master’s degree. Both options lead to eligibility for the NJ educational services certification as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant.

Admission Requirements:

  • An earned master’s degree in an education-related field from a regionally accredited college or university ( or an earned bachelor’s degree in an education-related field, if pursuing the master’s option);
  • An original letter from a school official documenting three years of successful full-time teaching experience;
  • Evidence of minimum undergraduate and graduate GPAs of 3.0;
  • If applicant is a non-native English speaker, then a rating of Advanced High on the Oral Proficiency Interview is also required;
  • A copy of a valid NJ instructional certificate (P–3, K–5; K–8, 5–8; or K–12).

Georgian Court Post-Master’s Program (24); Master of Arts in Education (33)

EDC5005 Learning Theory and Practice
EDC5038 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
EDC5037 Psychological & Educational Assessment of Students with Disabilities
EDC5033 Physiological & Neurophysiologic Basis of Learning
EDC7003 Data-Based Interventions in the Collaborative Classroom
EDC7001 Diagnosis & Assessment of Learning Problems
EDC7002 Remediating & Accommodating Learning Disabilities
EDC7801 Practicum in Learning Disabilities

Additional courses required for master’s degree:
EDC5002 Diversity in Inclusive Education
EDC5034 Introduction to Learning Disabilities
EDC5301 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Autism & PDD
Note: candidates taking the master’s degree will not be eligible for LDT-C certification until they complete the master’s degree

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