The MASE 4+1 Dual Certification program requirements consist of both coursework, distinct course-aligned clinical experiences and a full-year clinical practice internship in a variety of both inclusive and special education school settings. Required courses and clinical internships may be taken during the traditional fall and spring semesters, summer sessions I and II, winter session and online, see Academic Calendars.
Students who enroll in the MASE 4+1 program complete all of the required Teacher Education & Certification Program and MASE coursework and clinical internship during just five years. However, three (3) graduate-level courses are completed during Years 3 and 4 of the undergraduate experience and, therefore, 12 credits are applied as dual undergraduate and graduate credit to both degrees. The table below provides details regarding these integrated dual credit courses:
|Program Year /Semester
||Teacher Education Course Requirement
||Aligned MASE 4+1 Dual Credit Replacement Course
|Year 3/Fall, Spring or Summer Semester
||EDUC 360/EDUC 395
||EDSP 610 – HOME SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS
|Year 4/Fall Semester
||EDSP 615 – LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND LEARNING IN A DIVERSE SETTING
|Year 4/Spring Semester
||EDSP 620 – IMPLEMENTATION OF PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (FIELD COMPONENT)
The fourth year of the student’s academic program is a modified cohort model which also requires:
- Fall Semester – completion of the part-time Clinical Practice I internship (180 hours) and co-requisite methods courses
- Spring Semester – completion of the full-time Clinical Practice II internship (525 hours) and co-requisite Capstone Seminar
For additional information regarding the NJ Elementary K-6 Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing requirements, please visit NJDOE K-6 Elementary CEAS.
For additional information regarding the NJ Subject Area K-12 Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing requirements, please visit NJDOE K-12 Subject Area CEAS.
For additional information regarding the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing requirements, please visit NJDOE Teacher of Students with Disabilities CEAS.
Completion of the above program is noted on the student’s official Ramapo College of NJ transcripts. Guidance is provided for students to successfully apply to the State of New Jersey for the appropriate Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing.
See Full Program Requirements – Teacher Education Program
See Full Program Requirements – Master of Arts in Special Education (MASE)