Reading Writing Literacy Certificate of Graduate Study

Reading Writing Literacy Certificate of Graduate Study

Reading Writing Literacy Certificate of Graduate Study

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 following courses make up the Reading Writing Literacy Certificate of Graduate Study program. Choose 5 courses below.

Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
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 Studies 3
MAWR 01556 Assessment of Writing 3
MAWR 01618 Special Topics in Writing 3
READ 30552 Special Topics in Reading 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 15

Admissions Requirements

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.

  • $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 that clearly indicates the number of years you have been teaching

  • 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
  • Standard NJ instructional certification

  • 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 Reading Writing Literacy Certificate of Graduate Study 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.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1