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MA in Reading Specialist with Certification

The Masters in Reading Specialist Certification at Rowan University is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education in conjunction with the International Reading Association.Masters in Reading Specialist Certification It is designed for those who have an initial teaching license and want to expand their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in teaching literacy and coaching paraprofessionals and colleagues. The course of study provides students with an understanding of the basic principles of developmental and remedial reading instruction for grades P-12. Students acquire advanced knowledge of the reading process and engage in hands on experiences diagnosing and teaching learners who have difficulty with literacy acquisition.
The Masters in Reading Specialist Certification is for students willing to make the 16 trips to Glassboro for the clinical lab course.

Masters in Reading Specialist Certification Program Highlights

  • 10 courses and 33 graduate semester hours
  • Part-time accelerated program
  • Possible degree completion in as little as 6 consecutive semesters
  • Discounted tuition rates as part of New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP)
  • Clinical experience tutoring and mentoring in Rowan’s highly regarded reading clinic, which provides diagnostic and remedial services to children and adults
  • Hands-on experiences diagnosing and teaching learners who have difficulty with literacy acquisition

Applying to the Masters in Reading Specialist Certification Program

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • CGCE Graduate 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)
  • Two letters of recommendation: The official Recommendation Form is required. In addition, letters from the recommender may be submitted.
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Current professional resume that clearly indicates the number of years you have been teaching
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of a least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Copy of NJ teaching certificate (Standard or CEAS only)
  • Interview may be required with Faculty Admissions Committee (If an interview is required, students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)
  • Timed writing sample (completed during interview)

Go here to Apply Now

For Start dates and Deadline dates contact:

Dr. Barry Meinster
Coordinator of New Jersey Teacher Outreach Programs (NJTOP)
Rowan University Global Division
M – F  8 a.m. – 9 p.m

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