M.A. in Learning Disabilities

The Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities is an innovative program designed to provide motivated teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the multitude of challenges found in both regular and special education classrooms. Classroom teachers are skillfully prepared to meet the needs of students with learning difficulties. This program received national accreditation and recognition from NCATE and CEC. There are two tracks available in the M.A. in Learning Disabilities program.

Track 1

Track I is designed to prepare candidates for the Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant certification. Students in this track work in collaboration with other members of a child study team, gaining field experience.

Track 2

Track II is for graduate students who wish to facilitate learning for young children with developmental delays and disabilities.


Track 1

  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 39 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: Yes

Track 2

  • Total semester hours required for program completion: 33 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: Yes


The following courses make up the M.A. in Learning Disabilities program.

Required Courses: 33-39 semester hours (s.h.)

LDTC 18650 course includes an additional $200 field placement fee.

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Education Application Form (Download the -- or click to apply online)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

  • Two letters of recommendation (One letter must be from the candidate's principal/supervisor, attesting to one year of teaching experience)

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Submission of official GRE test results

  • Copy of NJ Standard Instructional Certificate in subject/content area

  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee to schedule the interview. The interview may be in person or via telephone.)

  • On-site writing sample (conducted during Interview)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of anticipated M.A. in Learning Disabilities start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the University calendar or the Rowan Global schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a Rowan Global enrollment advisor once you have matriculated in the program.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2016 -- 04/01/2016
Fall 2015 09/01/2015 08/01/2015
Spring 2016 01/19/2016 11/01/2015

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$648 $144.90 $792.90