Driver's Education Endorsement

The Driver’s Education Course and Endorsement is designed to give individuals seeking New Jersey State Driver Education Teacher Endorsement the most convenient route to that goal. Most of the coursework is completed via the web using a learning management system (LMS). However, there are also several face-to-face meetings. Students may opt to register for the course only or seek Driver’s Education Endorsement. Any qualified person meeting the course qualifications may register for this course. Those wishing to have their credentials submitted to the state for endorsement must officially matriculate into the program.


To successfully complete the Endorsement in Driver Education program students must:

  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in the Teaching Concepts of Driver Education
  • Submit an official Motor Vehicle Commission driving record/abstract to the Academic Advisor. This abstract must be obtained from your regional Motor Vehicle Commission Office.
  • Submit a typed and notarized statement documenting three years of consecutive driving experience to the academic advisor.
  • Complete and submit the College of Education Certification Application Form along with the state-required $170.00 fee made payable to Rowan University.

Course Description

The actual course title is Endorsement in Driver Education. This course includes learning to teach motor vehicle operation and driving environments, and the student development of teaching techniques emphasizing safety, risk perception, and decision-making processes applied in a vehicle. Learning how to instruct others in performing behind-the-wheel driving will be scheduled outside of class time.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE), not Rowan University, grants certifications based on requirements set by the state. While coursework for this program meets the academic requirements for NJ DOE certification, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all other certification requirements are met, including, but not limited to, appropriate type and level of license and years of experience. NJ DOE certification requirements are subject to change. Certification applications are evaluated, by NJ DOE, based on the most current state requirements. For current NJ DOE licensure information, click here.

Admissions Requirements

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.

  • Copy of valid New Jersey or out-of-state driver’s license

  • Copy of standard New Jersey Instructional Certificate or CEAS (Teacher of Health and Physical Education) - OR - Copy of current transcripts from a health/physical education teacher prep/certification program in the State of New Jersey

  • The applicant must provide proof of appropriate certification as well as a letter of employment confirming the specific dates (not just years) during which the applicant has taught or served the educational community under the appropriate certificate.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Driver's Education Endorsement program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2020 05/19/2020 04/01/2020
Fall 2020 09/01/2020 07/01/2020