About Rowan University
From the modest normal school begun 75 years ago, Rowan University has become an extraordinary comprehensive institution that has improved the quality of life for the citizens of New Jersey and the surrounding states. In July 1992, industrialist Henry Rowan and his wife, Betty, donated $100 million to the institution, then the largest gift ever given to a public college or university in the history of higher education. Later that year, the school changed its name to Rowan College of New Jersey to recognize its benefactors' generosity. Today, Rowan's approximate 12,000 students can select from among 80 undergraduate majors, 55 master's degree programs and a doctoral program in educational leadership. The University is one of only 56 institutions in the country with accredited programs in business, education, engineering and medicine. Rowan University is located in Glassboro in southern New Jersey between Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
Teacher Preparation at Rowan University
The College of Education offers programs in teacher education and other human services fields. Rowan University enjoys an outstanding reputation as a teacher preparatory institution. Rowan University was awarded the first Program of Distinction in Teacher Education by the New Jersey State Department of Higher Education. The Rowan University teacher education program is large and comprehensive and has consistently earned national accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In addition to teacher education, the College of Education offers baccalaureate and graduate degree program options and concentrations in other professional and human services fields. Many of these programs are in the fields that serve the changing needs of our educational society and offer broad opportunities for employment or continued study.
Schools/Districts Working With Rowan University
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows will be working in rural school districts in Southern New Jersey including Millville, Bridgeton, and Vineland. These districts serve a high percentage of minority students and students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch.
Tuition and Assistance at Rowan University
The cost of undergraduate fulltime tuition at Rowan University in 2012-13 was $8,906 for NJ residents and $16,712 for non-residents. Graduate tuition is $614.00 per credit hour. Woodrow Wilson Fellows at Rowan University will pay only 50% of the graduate credit per hour cost with no additional fees.