The Post Baccalaureate Program in Reading is an endorsement program that leads to certification as a Teacher of Reading. It is available to students who have already been admitted to teacher certification programs or who already hold New Jersey teaching certificates. Reading certification is granted only when a student has fulfilled all requirements for a major teaching certificate. To matriculate, students must complete an introductory reading course and satisfy the requirements listed below.
The program requires students to successfully complete 30 semester hours of coursework in reading and reading-related areas to obtain Teacher of Reading Certification. Students may fulfill the requirement for the New Jersey Teacher of Reading Endorsement with undergraduate coursework, graduate coursework, or a combination of the two.
The following courses make up the Teacher of Reading Post Baccalaureate Endorsement program.
Area A - Reading Theory and Pedagogy: 12 semester hours (s.h.)
Area B - Application through Tutoring: 6 semester hours (s.h.)
Area C - Core/Supporting Courses: 12 semester hours (s.h.)
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Completed Post Baccalaureate/Graduate/Doctoral Application Form (Download the PDF or click to apply online)
$65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Current professional resume
Typewritten statement of professional objectives
Two letters of recommendation
Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
A grade of B or better in introductory Reading courses in the past ten years
A copy of NJ Certificate of Eligibility (CE) in content area or current enrollment in Rowan University's BA in Education
Submission of official test results demonstrating passing scores on the Praxis I
Submission of official test results demonstrating passing scores on the Praxis II in content knowledge area or current enrollment in Rowan's BA in Education
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
Below is a list of anticipated Teacher of Reading Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the University calendar or the Rowan Global schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a Rowan Global enrollment advisor once you have matriculated in the program.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change.