Program overview

This online certification program includes the 21 credits required by the State of New Jersey for endorsement as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities. This certification program is for candidates who already possess an NJ initial teacher certificate.

View program requirements

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Certificates and endorsements explained

Initial teaching certification is the first step while additional certifications, endorsements and degrees add qualifications to an existing license.

Tuition benefits for state employees

Rider University is proud to partner with The State of New Jersey and give back to educators by offering a tuition discount and additional benefits to eligible employees, as well as their immediate family members under the age of 24, for undergraduate or graduate study. Other partners include Lawrence Township Public Schools, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District and Ewing Public Schools.  



Diane Casale-Giannola


Department of Teacher Education

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

dgiannola [at]


Academic Focus: Undergraduate Teacher Education

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