Teaching and Learning COGS

About the Program


The Teaching and Learning Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) is designed for teachers who desire to develop and hone their leadership skills and who wish to remain in the classroom. The program approaches leadership from the perspectives of exemplary teaching, continuous learning for all, a need to balance change with stability and the importance of peaceful existence in a diverse community of learners.


The following Five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and three additional Principles identified by College of Education faculty provide the focus for the Teaching and Learning program:


NBPTS Propositions

1. Teachers are committed to students and their learning.

2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.

3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.

4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from their experience.

5. Teachers are members of learning communities.


Rowan Program Principles

1. Teachers account for the needs of culturally, linguistically, and cognitively diverse learners.

2. Teachers are change agents, teacher leaders, and partners with colleagues.

3. Teachers use technology to facilitate student learning and their own professional development.


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Program Code: .COCOG-TCHLR / Major Code: G109


  • Total semester hours required graduate work for program completion: 18 s. h.
  • Thesis Requirement: None

The graduate-level courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally. Click on the courses below to view available course descriptions.


Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
ELEM 02511 Learning Community Classrooms 3
ELEM 02550 Analysis of Classroom Teacher Behavior 3
READ 30566 Researching Classroom Practice 3
EDUC 01624 Educational Change 3
CURR 29580 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development 3
LDTC 18510 Applied Theories of Learning 3
Total Semester Hours: 18


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Admissions Requirements


The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the Teaching and Learning Certificate of Graduate Study program. 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.

  • Completed Graduate-level CGCE Application Form. Download the PDF or click here to apply online.
  • $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 (which must include applicant's definition of a "Teacher Leader")
  • Copy of NJ Teaching Certification (Standard or CEAS only)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Signed statement of regular, on-going access to a classroom
  • Statement confirming you are currently teaching and have been an active teacher for at least one academic year.


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Start Dates & Application Deadlines


Below is a list of Teaching and Learning COGS anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.


Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Summer 2015 – Module 5 05/05/2015 04/01/2015
Summer 2015 – Module 6 06/30/2015 06/01/2015
Fall 2015 – Module 1 08/25/2015 08/01/2015


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Tuition & Costs


$707 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change)


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