Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement


The Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education offers two tracks for entrance to the Post Teacher Baccalaureate Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) Endorsement Program. The first is the (on campus) undergraduate track, open to Rowan University students currently enrolled in one of the College of Education’s initial teacher endorsement programs with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The second is the online Post Baccalaureate Track, open to individuals who already hold a B.A. or B.S. degree, from an accredited institute of higher learning, with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Program Coordinator Program Advisor
Brent Elder
Herman D. James Hall 3049

Lesley Mateo

TOSD Workshop Registration 

Essay Application Question
Recommendation Form

TOSD Handbook

TOSD Clinical Practice Handbook

Instructional Certification
Possession of a standard or provisional (CEAS) NJ instructional certificate with an endorsement appropriate to the subject or grade level to be taught is required. If you have not yet applied for instructional certification, please see the NJ DOE website for details and a listing of instructional endorsements.

For more information about the on campus undergraduate track and the schedule of TOSD Workshop, please contact Lesley Mateo at mateo@rowan.edu or contact the College of Education Advising Center at (856-256-4420). 

For more information about the online Post Baccalaureate admission and course requirements please visit Global Learning & Partnerships of Rowan University .

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Program Advisement

It is necessary that you meet with Lesley Mateo (mateo@rowan.edu) prior to beginning the program. She will be happy to meet with you to discuss the program. To schedule an appointment, you can contact her via email. In addition, office hours are posted outside of each faculty member's door. Feel free to come in during the posted office hours.

Once in the program, it is strongly advised that you communicate Dr. Mateo each semester, to discuss your progress and to answer any questions that you might have. Ongoing communication is the best way to ensure successful completion of the program.