Certification as Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant


The Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant is a 38 credit, graduate level program designed for individuals who possess a standard teaching certificate or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing and will have at least 3 years of teaching experience prior to completing the program. Individuals completing this program obtain the New Jersey endorsement as Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant and are prepared to serve in this capacity in local school districts as a member of the child study team or in private practice.

Fairleigh Dickinson University's program is accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educators Preparation (CAEP).

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

Basic Core Course (15 credits)

EDUC6743*    Introduction to Students with Disabilities in School and Community
EDUC6746     Learning Environment and Effective Management of Teaching & Learning
EDUC6626     Neurophysiological Basis of Learning Problems
EDUC6627     Orientation for School Testing
EDUC6747     Multisensory Reading Instruction for Students with Reading Disabilities

EDUC6743 is a Pre-requisite for all courses.

Specialization (17 credits)

EDUC6745     Principles & Practices of Collaboration and Inclusion
EDUC7623**   Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities
EDUC7624**   Correction of Learning Disabilities
EDUC8623     Practicum in Diagnostics and Remedial Techniques I
EDUC8628     Practicum in Diagnostics and Remedial Techniques II
Clinical Practicum (2 credits)

** EDUC6745 or EDUC6746 is a Pre-requisite.

Elective Courses (6 credits)

EDUC6792     Assistive Technology for the Inclusive Classroom
EDUC6797     Clinical Practicum: Multisensory Math

Total credits (38 credits)

Non-Degree Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certificate (LDTC)

The Non-Degree Certification Program - Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant is a 30 credit, graduate level program designed for individuals who possess a standard teaching certificate or Certificate of Eligibility with Advances Standing and will have at least 3 years of teaching experience prior to completing the program. Individuals completing this program obtain the New Jersey endorsement as Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant and are prepared to serve in this capacity in local school districts as a member of the child study team or in private practice.

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.

NOTE: A minimum B+ in both EDUC7623 (Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities) and EDUC7624(Correction of Learning Disabilities) is required for admission to EDUC8623 (Practicum in Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques I). A minimum of B+ in EDUC8623 is required for admission to EDUC8628 (Practicum in Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques II).

For More Information

Fairleigh Dickinson University
School of Education
Learning Disabilities Program
1000 River Road • T-BH2-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666
voice: 201-692-2862