Teacher of Reading Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement

Teacher of Reading Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement

Teacher of Reading Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement

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.

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.



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.


The following courses make up the Teacher of Reading Post Baccalaureate Endorsement program.

  • Area A - Reading Theory and Pedagogy: 12 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Area B - Application through Tutoring: 6 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Area C - Core/Supporting Courses: 12 semester hours (s.h.)
Area A: Reading Theory and Pedagogy Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
READ 30515 Teaching Reading And Writing Across The Grades 3
READ 30520 Content Area Literacy 3
READ 30530 Teaching Reading To Exceptional Children 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 And Supervision Of School Reading Programs 3
READ 30280 Teaching Literacy 3
READ 30351 Differentiated Literacy Instruction 2
ELEM 02338 Practicum in Mathematics and Literacy 1
READ 30347 Phonics And Spelling Instruction 3
READ 30350 Using Children's Literature In The Reading/Writing Classroom 3
Area B: Application through Tutoring Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
READ 30550 Diagnosis Of Reading Problems 3
READ 30560 Correction of Reading Problems 3
READ 30570 Clinical Experiences In Reading 6
READ 30421 School Reading Problems-Writing Intensive 4
READ 30451 Supervised Clinical Practice In Reading 3
Area C: Core/Supporting Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
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 3
SECD 03350 Teaching Students of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity 1
Total Program Semester Hours: 30

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

  • 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
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative 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

  • 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 Teacher of Reading Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement 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