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Driver's Education Endorsement

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Program Information

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New Jersey Certified Health & Physical Education Teachers:

The Driver’s Education Course and Endorsement is designed to give individuals seeking New Jersey State Driver Education Teacher Endorsement the most convenient route to that goal. Half of the coursework is completed via the web using a learning management system (LMS). However, there are also several face-to-face meetings including behind the wheel sessions. Students may opt to register for the course only or seek Driver’s Education Endorsement.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE), not Rowan University, grants endorsements based on requirements set by the State. While coursework for this program meets the academic requirements for NJ DOE endorsement, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all other endorsement requirements are met, including, but not limited to, appropriate type and level of license and years of experience. NJ DOE endorsement requirements are subject to change. Endorsement applications are evaluated, by NJ DOE, based on the most current State requirements. For current NJ DOE licensure information, click here.

Driving School Applicants:

The course is also appropriate for those individuals seeking to pursue their ownership of a private driving school. Of the many requirements identified by NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, this class may fulfill the three hour driver education college level class required as part of the application for ownership of a private driving school. Please refer to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission for all requirements for ownership of a private driving school. For individuals seeking ownership, this class does not lead to driver education endorsement for public school teaching.

Curriculum
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To successfully complete the Endorsement in Driver Education program students must:

  • Earn a grade of "C" or better in the Teaching Concepts of Driver Education
  • Submit an official Motor Vehicle Commission driving record/abstract to the Academic Advisor. This abstract must be obtained from your regional Motor Vehicle Commission Office.
  • Submit a typed and notarized statement documenting three years of consecutive driving experience to the academic advisor.
  • Complete and submit the College of Education Certification Application Form along with the state-required $170.00 fee made payable to Rowan University.

The actual course title is Endorsement in Driver Education. This course includes learning to teach motor vehicle operation and driving environments, and the student development of teaching techniques emphasizing safety, risk perception, and decision-making processes applied in a vehicle. Learning how to instruct others in performing behind-the-wheel driving will be scheduled outside of class time.

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.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions 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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Must have a valid New Jersey or out-of-state driver’s license
  • Copy of standard New Jersey Instructional Certificate or CEAS (Teacher of Health and Physical Education) - OR - Copy of current transcripts from a health/physical education teacher prep/certification program in the State of New Jersey
  • Foundation Courses
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