Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certification

Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants work in collaboration with other members of a child study team to determine eligibility for special services. LDTCs also consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to provide research-based instructional strategies to assist pupils struggling academically.

Applicants who have earned a master's degree in Learning Disabilities from another institution or a master's degree in a related field (e.g., Special Education or Reading) may apply to the Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) certification program. Graduates of the Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities Program at Rowan University earn the Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultants certificate (an Educational Services credential) concomitantly with the Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities degree.

This program meets all State of New Jersey requirements for the LDTC certificate. It has also received national recognition for accreditation through CEC for educational diagnosticians.

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: 33 s.h.
  • Thesis Requirement: None


The following courses make up the Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certification program.

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

Total Program Semester Hours: 33

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

  • Master's degree (or its equivalent) in Learning Disabilities from an accredited institution of higher learning

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

  • Current professional resume

  • Two letters of recommendation (At least one recommendation should be from a principal or supervisor attesting to candidate's potential as an LDTC)

  • Copy of Standard NJ Instructional certificate

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives:

    • Describe how you might use this program to advance your career. Educational goals beyond the master’s level, if applicable, are also relevant.
  • Statement confirming at least one year of teaching experience

  • 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)

  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • 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 Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certification 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
Summer 2019 05/21/2019 04/01/2019
Fall 2019 09/03/2019 07/01/2019
Spring 2020 01/21/2020 11/01/2019

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$700 $157.90 $857.90