Elementary & Special Education: K-6 & Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MA)

Inspire the natural desire to learn and grow in today’s youth by creating productive and innovative learning environments.

This program will prepare you for dual initial teacher licensure in the State of New Jersey in two areas: Elementary and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. You’ll be equipped with the tools and skills needed to foster inclusive learning environments that are conducive to young children, adolescents, and uniquely-abled individuals. In addition to learning culturally responsive practices, you’ll also learn teaching philosophies according to local, state, and national trends.

As soon as you begin the program, you’ll start observing students in the classroom, developing lesson plans, and eventually, teaching students. You’ll be placed in both general and special education settings, gaining a profound and compassionate understanding of the varied ways in which different individuals learn.

You can complete this program within four years through either a traditional, cohort, or working adult model in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Education guidelines.

As you prepare for your teaching certification, you’ll earn your master’s degree, setting you up to earn more money as a teacher in New Jersey. The knowledge you will develop in the two specialized areas of Elementary and Special Education will make you more marketable to schools seeking to hire new teachers, allowing you to advance your career The Felician Way while earning your degree.

We offer four Master of Arts in Education licensure preparation programs that get you started in the classroom right away: