The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Reading Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in conjunction with the International Reading Association. The program prepares professionals to teach literacy to all learners and serve as leaders in supporting their colleagues in the field. Students in the program will have the opportunity to develop both a contemporary conceptual framework and effective strategies that are appropriate for guiding literacy development in classroom and clinical environments. Students acquire advanced knowledge of the reading process.
The Reading Practitioner track is intended for those who wish to pursue advanced study in literacy education and become more knowledgeable about instructional strategies that align with the Common Core English/Language Arts Standards. Students in this track are not required to have teaching certification, but are required to have access to a classroom and/or school district setting as well as a group of children to work with.
Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the M.A. in Reading program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®). For more information including NJTOP tuition rates click here.
The M.A. in Reading Education: Reading Practitioner is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. It requires the completion of 30 graduate semester hours (10 courses), which are possible to complete in only 5 consecutive semesters. Students must successfully complete and present a cumulative digital portfolio, which includes a comprehensive paper.
The following courses make up the M.A. in Reading Education: Reading Practitioner program.
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.
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 essay that includes a statement of professional objectives
Two professional recommendations (please use the Recommendation Form)
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
Copy of any educational certifications held (certification is not required)
On-site writing sample (conducted during Interview)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.A. in Reading Education: Reading Practitioner 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.
Spring 2020 – Module 3
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®) Rate: $685
Teachers in the state of New Jersey qualify for the discounted tuition rate of $685 per semester hour through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP). For more information regarding NJTOP click here.
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2019/2020 and is subject to change.