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Early Childhood Coaching & Technical Assistance Cert (COGS)

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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This program creates a formal, credit-bearing training for early childhood leaders and coaches, including but not limited to technical assistance specialists, program directors, master teachers, principals, curriculum and instruction specialists, infant, toddler and child care mentors, consultants and coaches, state and federal early childhood administrators, as well as any other leader in early childhood education field (ages 0-8) who would like to build capacity as a leader guiding quality improvement in early childhood programs, centers, schools and classrooms. Participants will be provided with a Graduate Certification of Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance upon graduation. Potential occupations include technical assistance specialist, director, coach, leader, principal, supervisor and manager in early childhood programs, as well as other leadership positions in the public and private sector within early childhood research and practice.

Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Certificate of Graduate Study in Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®). For more information about NJTOP, click here.

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The curriculum consists of 5 courses with a distinct focus that will build leadership capacity of early childhood leaders.

The following courses make up the Certificate of Graduate Study in Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance program.

  • 5 Courses / 15 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 15 S.H.
ECED 23521

Continuous Quality Improvement in Early Childhood: Research and Policy

ECED 23522 Critical Perspectives on Coaching and Mentoring in Diverse Early Childhood Settings 3
ECED 23523 Access and Equity: Culturally Responsive Practices in Technical Assistance 3
ECED 23524 Implementation Science and Quality Improvement Initiatives 3
ECED 23526 Developing Expertise as an Agent of Change within Early Childhood Systems 3

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.

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
  • Letter of recommendation
  • $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
  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Early Childhood Leadership Institute Training Certificate (if applicable)
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