About the Department
The Department of Special Education is distinguished through a variety of in person and online programs that serve underrepresented populations. These include programs for Teaching Students with Disabilities Program, Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant, and Teaching in Inclusive Settings.
Special projects include professional development for teachers on co-teaching, a literacy project at the Catrambone School, the Autism MVP grant with Matawan-Aberdeen school district, and the Special Services Academy for local schools. Other scholarship involves studying teacher candidate supervision, studying parent-teacher relationships for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, utilizing a collaborative student teaching model, the implementation of teaching strategies to serve students with autism spectrum disorder and an exploration of student “flow.” Accreditation for Special Education occurs through the Council for the Accreditation of Educational Professionals (CAEP).