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.

  • $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

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.A. in Learning Disabilities program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall 2016 09/01/2016 07/01/2016
Spring 2017 01/17/2017 11/01/2016
Summer 2017 05/23/2017 04/01/2017

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$661 $147.90 $808.90