Graduate Education Courses

Online Graduate Education Courses

RTC along with their partners La Salle University and  The College of New Jersey offer these graduate level courses  to educators K-12th grade.


Online – 3 Graduate Credits

Inclusion means more than just preparing students to pass standardized tests and increasing academic levels. In inclusive classrooms, students with special educational needs are treated as integral members of the general education environment. Gain strategies to offer the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral benefits that allow all students to achieve their highest potential.

Today’s classrooms include a spectrum of learners who have different levels of attention, learning, communication, and behaviors. This online course is designed to offer educators a spectrum of instructional strategies. Learn how to apply research-based educational strategies to advance the knowledge and skills of your students with exceptionalities. This includes, but is not limited to students with ADHD, autism, intellectual, learning, sensory, and emotional differences. Tap into your students’ strengths with appropriate interventions and curriculum practices.

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Online – 3 Graduate Credits

Inclusion and Disability Awareness should be a way of life in the 21st century classroom. Gain a deeper understanding of disabilities; examine the social, academic and physical considerations in school, community, and home environments. The emphasis is on ways to integrate information about disabilities into the curriculum and manage specific classroom environments.

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About Course Designer, Toby J. Karten

Toby J. Karten is an experienced educator and author of several best selling books on inclusive practices that focus on how to capitalize on students’ strengths and abilities. Ms. Karten has worked in the field of special education since 1976. She has been a resource teacher, staff developer, adult educator, and inclusion coach and consultant in New York, New Jersey, and Texas schools and in many other districts and regions nationally and globally for students and educators in grades Pre K–12 and beyond. Ms. Karten has been recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children and the NJ Dept. of Education as an exemplary educator, receiving two “Teacher of the Year” awards. Her ongoing professional goal is to collaborate with school staff to help them effectively deliver instruction to students within their least restrictive environments, looking at inclusive placements as viable first options.

Follow her at Twitter: TobyKarten@TJK2INCLUDE

About RTC-

RTC is singularly talented in designing and delivering graduate-level courses that move beyond traditional college lecture/discussion methods toward a model of effective teaching practices. This is done by infusing instruction with opportunities for participants to experience an active, engaging program of teacher education whether it’s at one of our off-campus sites or in our new online format; both with teacher-friendly schedules.

Toby Karten has been collaborating with RTC since 1996 to ensure that tomorrow’s educators are prepared to help their learners by increasing their knowledge and skills about how to capitalize on students’ strengths!

If you live in Pennsylvania, Maryland or Washington DC you must take the course through La Salle University. If you live in any other state you must take the course through The College of New Jersey. (Residents of California, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and the Northern Marianna Islands are not eligible to take this course).

Regional Training Center courses and Masters degree programs are approved/accredited by the following institutions and organizations: The College of New Jersey (NCATE/CAEP/Middle States/NJ DOE) and La Salle University (Middle States/PDE/MHEC)

Register now for Summer 2018