Supervisor Certification

Supervisor Certification

Supervisor Certification

This program meets the requirements specified by the state of New Jersey and is designed to serve the person who has already earned a Master's degree in some field and who wants to qualify as a supervisor in the public schools; one who is charged with authority and responsibility for the continuing direction and guidance of the work of instructional personnel. Students outside the state of NJ must consult with their state department of education for certification requirements.

Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Supervisor Certification program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®). For more information including NJTOP tuition rates click here.

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.



  • Total semester hours required graduate work for program completion: 12 s. h.
  • Thesis Requirement: None


The following courses make up the Supervisor Certification program.

Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
EDSU 28546 Educational Organizations And Leadership 3
EDSU 28510 Curriculum Design & Development for Instructional Leaders 3
EDSU 28522 Instructional Leadership And Supervision 3
CURR 29590 Curriculum Evaluation 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 12

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

  • Master'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

    • While the official Recommendation Form is required, an actual letter from the recommender is preferred. Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators (supervisor, principal, or superintendent) and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree.
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives: Must include reasons for pursuing this program

  • Copies of current NJ (or other state) teaching or educational services certificate. Only the Standard Certificate is acceptable.

  • Letter confirming at least 3 years of satisfactory teaching or educational service

  • 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 Supervisor Certification 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 - Module 1 September 1 July 1
Spring - Module 3 January 19 November 1
Summer - Module 5 May 18 April 1