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 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.
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.
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
Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
Two letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
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
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 Teacher of Reading Post-Baccalaureate 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.