- About the Program
- Curriculum – including courses
- Admission Requirements
- Start Dates & Application Deadlines
About the Program
This interdisciplinary certificate is designed for K–12 teachers seeking to increase knowledge in literacy instruction. It offers a strong pedagogical and theoretical core, including courses from the Colleges of Education and Communication and can apply toward advanced degrees in either College. The Reading/Writing Literacy Certificate of Graduate Study program also trains practitioners in the area of Reading/Writing Literacy and prepares teachers for National Board Certification.
- Total semester hours required graduate work for program completion: 15 s.h.
- Thesis Requirement: None
The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.
|Course Number||Course Title||Semester Hours|
|Required Courses (15 s.h.)|
|READ 30515||Teaching Reading and Writing Across the Grades||3|
|READ 30520||Content Area Literacy||3|
|READ 30535||Word Study: Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction||3|
|READ 30552||Selected Topics in Reading||3|
|MAWR 01549||Issues in Composition||3|
|MAWR 01556||Assessment of Writing||3|
|MAWR 01618||Special Topics in Writing||3|
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for this program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
- CGCE Graduate Application Form (pdf)
- $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
- Two letters of recommendation
- Typewritten statement of professional objectives
- Standard NJ instructional certification
- Your resume should clearly indicate the number of years you have been teaching.
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
Below is a list of anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.
|Entry Term & Module||Start Date(s)||Application Deadline(s)|
|Fall 2013||Late Aug./Early Sept.||08/01/2013|
|Spring 2014||Early Jan.||11/01/2013|
Tuition & Costs
$638 tuition + $141.90 in fees = $779.90 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2013/2014 and is subject to change)