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Teaching in Urban & Diverse Settings C.O.G.S.

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Program Information

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The Certificate of Graduate Study (C.O.G.S.) in Teaching in Urban and Diverse Settings at Rowan University prepares teachers to examine their classroom practices, along with school and district policies, and to develop skills that create the possibility for more equitable and just outcomes for diverse students. Courses in the C.O.G.S. in Teaching in Urban and Diverse Settings examine curriculum, pedagogy, and how systems of power and privilege prevent students, families and communities from equitable opportunities for access,success, and equity. In these ways, the C.O.G.S. in Teaching in Urban and Diverse Settings also provides opportunities for those who wish to learn more about the sociocultural systems and contexts that inform community work in cities in general and working with city youth in particular. For these and associated reasons, our C.O.G.S. is also valuable to those wishing to further explore doing community organizing, working in formal and informal urban organizations, and other aspects that involve questions of equity, access, and justice for cities and city communities.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study (C.O.G.S.) in Teaching in Urban and Diverse Settings is a part-time program offered at our Camden campus in Camden, NJ. It requires the completion of 12 graduate semester hours (4 courses). This C.O.G.S. is a track within the MA in Equity, Access, and Success in Education.

The following courses make up the Teaching in Urban and Diverse Settings Certificate of Graduate Study program.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
CASE 90710 Power & Privilege: The Social Construction of Difference 3
CASE 90530 Agency in Teacher Leadership 3
CASE 90533 Critical Pedagogy 3
Choose one of the following:
EASE 90531 Critical Consciousness: Sharing Power and Voice with Student 3
EASE 90532 Working with Families and Children 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.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy

This program does not accept transfer credit.

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 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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $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).
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)
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