Teacher of Reading Post-Baccalaureate


About the Program

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.


Curriculum

Program Code: CRT-READ / Major Code: 9830

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.

Coursework (Program Semester Hours: 30)
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
Area A: Reading Theory and Pedagogy (12 s.h.)
READ 30515 Teaching Reading and Writing Across the Grades 3
READ 30520 Content Area Literacy 3
READ 30530 Teaching Reading to the Exceptional Child 3
READ 30535 Word Study: Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction 3
READ 30545 Using Multicultural Literature in the K-12 Reading and Writing Classroom 3
READ 30540 Administration & Supervision of School Reading Programs 3
READ 30280 Teaching Literacy 3
READ 30351 Differentiated Literacy Instruction 2
and ELEM 02338 Practicum in Mathematics and Literacy 1
READ 30347 Phonics and Spelling 3
READ 30350 Using Children's Literature in the Reading/Writing Classroom 3
Area B: Application through Tutoring (6 s.h.)
READ 30550 Diagnosis of Remedial Reading Problems 3
READ 30560 Correction of Remedial Reading Problems 3
READ 30570 Clinical Experiences in Reading 6
READ 30421 School Reading Problems 3
READ 30451 Supervised Clinical Practice 3
Area C: Core/Supporting Courses (12 s.h.)
ELEM 02539 Contemporary Curriculum Processes/Elementary Language Arts 3
PSY 22512 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 22586 Psychology of Motivation and Learning 3
FNDS 21230 Characteristics of Knowledge Acquisition 3
SPED 08130 Human Exceptionality 3
READ 30120 Literacies in Today's World 3
EDUC 01272 Teaching in Learning Communities II 2
EDST 03350 Teaching Students of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity 1

Admissions Requirements

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 (Download the PDF or click here to apply online)
  • $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
  • Typewritten statement of professional objective
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Minimum undergraduate 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

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 2014 09/02/2014 05/01/2014
Spring 2015 01/20/2015 11/01/2014

Tuition & Costs

$348 tuition + $151 in fees = $499 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change)

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