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 CAEP and CEC.
The Master of Arts Program is designed to provide candidates with a Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities, as well as an LDT-C certification. Students in this program work in collaboration with other members of a child study team, gaining field experience.
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE), not Rowan University, grants certifications based on requirements set by the state. While coursework for this program meets the academic requirements for NJ DOE certification, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all other certification requirements are met, including, but not limited to, appropriate type and level of license and years of experience. NJ DOE certification requirements are subject to change. Certification applications are evaluated, by NJ DOE, based on the most current state requirements. For current NJ DOE licensure information, click here.
Total semester hours required for program completion: 39 s.h.
Thesis Requirement: Yes
The following courses make up the M.A. in Learning Disabilities program.
*LDTC 18650 course includes an additional $200 field placement fee.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
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.
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
Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
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)
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)
The applicant must provide proof of appropriate certification as well as a letter of employment confirming the specific dates (not just years) during which the applicant has taught or served the educational community under the appropriate certificate.
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.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2017/2018 and is subject to change.