Department of Educational Leadership, School Counseling, and Special Education

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    MSEd Speech-Language Pathology

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    Pending Accreditation Approval

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    JoAnne Cascia

    Monmouth University's graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to provide basic and advanced professional preparation, with a strong commitment to theoretical and research foundations of clinical intervention. The comprehensive 60-credit curriculum will include academic coursework, clinical practicum experiences, and research experiences, which will enable graduates to conduct speech and language assessments and provide intervention and treatment to children and adults. For more information click here.


    Jose Maldonado 

    Tina Paone 
    Cindy O'Connell 

    The School Counseling program (48 credits) is a CACREP approved program, which prepares teachers and others who are seeking endorsements in school counseling. Students develop a strong identity as caring, competent professional school counselors by focusing on increased self-awareness, personal and professional development, and continuous learning. Learning experiences involve theoretical and practical coursework, supervised counseling practice, and the development of a professional portfolio. Field experiences integrate clinical practice into the context of the school community so that students are proficient in delivering comprehensive programs to all P–12 students, and serve as advocates prepared to meet the challenges of a diverse, ever-changing society.

    School Counseling 2009-2010 Program Evaluation Report


    Jose Maldonado 

    Tina Paone 

    Cindy O'Connell 

    Pietro Sasso 


    The Student Affairs and College Counseling program (48 credits) is aligned with CACREP standards and prepares students to work in professional positions in higher education. The program will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to promote the development of postsecondary students. Students will pursue a program of academic study combined with practicum and internship experiences that will provide them with a broad education in the counseling profession, as well as allow them to focus on particular areas of interest in higher education. Students will have effective skills in interpersonal communication, program administration and evaluation, community building, and the ability to foster a campus-wide focus on student development.

    Completion of this program does not qualify student for LPC or P-12 School Counselor Certification.

    Curriculum Chart


    Harvey Allen

    Both the Principal/Supervisor and Principal/Supervisor/School Administrator programs are nationally recognized by NCATE. They are based on national standards, combine educational theory, policy, and practice to provide future administrators with the skills necessary to meet the challenging and changing needs of students and families in schools today. Students develop and implement a school vision of learning that emphasizes student, family, and community involvement, design a positive school culture that focuses on student learning, create an organizational plan that promotes a safe environment, and construct professional development plans that are based on research and best practices. Both programs provide the field-based experiences required to become effective principals, supervisors, or superintendents.

    The Principal/Supervisor program (30 credits) is designed for teachers and others seeking to become school principals and supervisors. Upon successful completion, students are eligible for a Principal's Certificate of Eligibility (CE) and a Supervisor's Standard Certificate. For the CE Principal endorsement students must provide documentation evidencing completion of five years of successful educational experience under a valid provisional or standard NJ or equivalent out-of-state certificate. For the Standard Supervisor endorsement students must hold a standard NJ instructional or educational services certificate or its out-of-state equivalent, and complete three years of successful, full-time teaching and/or educational services experience. Teaching and/or educational services experience completed in a NJ public school must have been under an appropriate NJ certificate.

    The Principal/Supervisor/School Administrator program (33 credits) is designed for teachers and others seeking to become school principals, supervisors, and central office administrators. This program follows the same guidelines as stated above for the CE Principal and Standard Supervisor endorsements. For the Certificate of Eligibility (CE) School Administrator endorsement students must provide documentation evidencing completion of five years of successful educational experience in a public or non-public school, a public or non-public school district, or a regionally accredited higher educational setting in New Jersey or out-of-state.

    ELCC Standards


    Lynn Romeo


    Lilly Steiner 

    Carolyn Groff 

    The Reading Specialist program (30 credits), based on national standards of International Reading Association, is designed for exemplary teachers who have an initial teaching license and want to expand their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in teaching literacy to all learners and assisting paraprofessionals and colleagues. The state-of-the-art curriculum combines traditional classroom and online learning. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of the reading and writing processes, create literate environments that motivate P–12 learners, and provide support and coaching to colleagues and parents. Opportunities for field experiences are provided in P–12 classrooms and on campus.

    StarburstUpon completion, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of two years successful teaching experience to be eligible for the endorsement.

    MSEd Special Education

    The Special Education programs (30 credits), with an online core of twelve credits which are grounded in national standards and research, are designed for teachers who want to broaden their knowledge base in the field of special education. Students study evidence-based principles and theories as well as laws and policies to enable them to understand how P–12 students’ unique needs and abilities affect their school performance. They design instructional plans, assess and instruct students with various types of disabilities and cultural or linguistic differences, create safe, engaging learning environments, collaborate with colleagues, support personnel and families, and develop plans for lifelong professional development.

    Students may choose from four tracks:


    Wendy Harriott 
    Carol McArthur-Amedeo 


    Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) – prepares teachers who wish to enhance their skills in working effectively with diverse populations, families, colleagues, and the community. Comprehensive theoretical and practical experiences are provided to ensure that candidates are well prepared to address the learning, language, and social needs of a diverse population of students from preschool to high school. – Curriculum Chart

    Must hold a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS), Provisional, or Standard NJ instructional certificate.


    Mary Brennan 


    Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDTC) – prepares teachers to specialize in assessing and instructing students with special needs and to serve as learning consultants on child study teams. A main focus of the program is collaboration with teachers, support personnel, administrators, and families. Field experiences are provided throughout the program. 

    Upon completion, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of three years of successful teaching experience under a Standard NJ or out-of-state instructional certificate to be eligible for the endorsement.


    Mary Brennan 


    Inclusive Settings – prepares teachers desiring the skills necessary for inclusive education to be successful and emphasizes instructional strategies, differentiated instruction and accommodations for co-teaching and professional collaboration. - Curriculum Chart

    You must be a certified teacher.


    Stacy Lauderdale


    Autism (all online) – prepares teachers to focus on the design of educational services for children with autism, and prepares individuals to teach students who are on the autism spectrum. The program includes instruction in laws and policies as well as identifying students with autism, developing individual education plans, and teaching and supervising students with autism. – Curriculum Chart

    You must be a certified teacher.

    Learn more about MU's Autism programs...

    See also: CEC Standards

    Find out about our Endorsement Programs


    Sarah Moore 


    Dr. Wendy Harriott 

    Attain a master's degree and teacher certification by enrolling the the Master of Arts in Teaching - Initial Certification (MAT) program. The MAT program provides you with an opportunity to follow your dream of becoming a high school, middle school, elementary, or early childhood teacher.

    Whether you are a student who recently earned a bachelor's degree or someone seeking a career change, the MAT is your vehicle to becoming a fully certified educator. The latest in educational theory, technology, teaching strategies, and significant field-based experiences form the cornerstones of the MAT program.

    An exciting component of the MAT program is the early fieldwork requirements before student teaching. The early field experience provides supervised opportunities to visit schools and classrooms, observe students and teachers, and teach individuals, small groups, and large groups of students. Candidates must be available during days and times that schools are in session.

    Traditional MAT

     This program allows eligible candidates to complete the MAT program and additional course work necessary for content preparation in their chosen certification area. You may also decide to pursue either the English as a Second Language (ESL), Preschool through Grade 3 (P3), or Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) endorsements while completing the MAT.

    Accelerated MAT

    This program allows eligible candidates to complete the master's program and certification in twelve months beginning in May. The following programs are available: elementary certification and secondary subject-specific certification in English, mathematics, science, social studies - or kindergarten through twelfth grade in art, Chinese, health and physical education, music, and Spanish. The accelerated MAT program with the English as a Second Language endorsement or Teacher of Students with Disabilities endorsement is an eighteen-month program beginning in January.

    Effective July 2013: The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) changed the authorization of the current elementary school teacher endorsement from K-5 to K-6. This change is intended to create a larger pool of sixth grade elementary school teachers who can teach in school districts and schools that are configured with self-contained sixth grade classrooms, rather than force such districts and schools to convert to a more costly departmentalized sixth grade. This change is not reflected in the curriculum charts link below.

    Please be advised that the Praxis II requirements shown on the individual curriculum charts are subject to change at the direction of the New Jersey Department of Education. Consult with the Sarah Moore smoore@monmouth.edu, MAT Program Advisor, for the most current testing information.

    Curriculum Charts