Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) New Jersey State Certification

Notice regarding the program

This program has been suspended effective Spring 2018

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 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.

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 of 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. Scheduling of courses is under review and will be updated.

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