Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) New Jersey State Certification

This program is designed for certified teachers (who hold a Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities or its equivalent and have three years of teaching experience with special populations) who wish to develop skills for diagnosing learning difficulties and planning instructional programs for students with disabilities. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible for certification as Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant, the certification required by the state of New Jersey Department of Education for serving in the LDTC capacity on a Child Study Team.

Admissions Process

All candidates who want to be considered for admission must meet the following criteria:

  • Evidence of a standard teaching license and three (3) years teaching experience.  A Master’s degree is also required for the non-degree LDTC certification

  • Transcripts with a minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

  • Evidence of successful completion of Praxis Exam

In addition to a Master's degree and three years  teaching experience, the following course requirements must be met in order to obtain an LDTC Certification:

Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) certification

EDUC6743 Introduction to Students with Disabilities in School and Community
EDUC6745 Principles & Practices of Collaboration and Inclusion
EDUC6746 Learning Environment and Effective Management of Teaching & Learning.
EDUC6747 Multisensory Reading Instruction for Students with Reading Disabilities
EDUC6626 Neurophysiological Basis of Learning Problems
EDUC6627 Orientation to School Testing
EDUC7623 * Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities
EDUC7624 *  Correction of Learning Disabilities
EDUC8623 * Practicum in Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques I
EDUC8628 * Practicum in Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques II

*The Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) certification program requires these four asterisked courses to be taken at Fairleigh Dickinson toward 30 credits of graduate course work stipulated by the State of New Jersey for the LDTC certification. Other graduate work also may qualify toward the credits required by the state. Certified teachers interested in pursuing certification should contact the School of Education for a review of the graduate course work.

For More Information

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Peter Sammartino School of Education
Learning Disabilities Program
1000 River Road • T-BH2-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Phone: 201-692-2862 or 201-692-2089