Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance Certificate of Graduate Study

This program creates a formal, credit-bearing training for early childhood leaders and coaches, including but not limited to technical assistance specialists, program directors, master teachers, principals, curriculum and instruction specialists, infant, toddler and child care mentors, consultants and coaches, state and federal early childhood administrators, as well as any other leader in early childhood education field (ages 0-8) who would like to build capacity as a leader guiding quality improvement in early childhood programs, centers, schools and classrooms. Participants will be provided with a Graduate Certification of Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance upon graduation. Potential occupations include technical assistance specialist, director, coach, leader, principal, supervisor and manager in early childhood programs, as well as other leadership positions in public and private sector within early childhood research and practice.

Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Certificate of Graduate Study in Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®).


All students should have at least 3 years of experience as a provider or a leader in Early Childhood Education to declare the certificate. The curriculum consists of 5 courses with a distinct focus that will build leadership capacity of early childhood leaders.


The following courses make up the Certificate of Graduate Study in Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance program.

  • 5 Courses/ 15 Semester Hours
    • Required Courses: 15 semester hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Total Program Semester Hours: 15

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.

  • $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

  • Statement of professional objectives

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Typewritten statement of leadership experience (must include examples of previous leadership experience and abilities within specific positions/projects)

  • Statement of Teaching Experience (3 years)

  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance Certificate of Graduate Study 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
Fall 2020 – Module 1 08/25/2020 07/01/2020
Spring 2021 – Module 3 01/05/2021 11/01/2020

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$767 -- $767