Application for Certification

Application for Certification

Application for Certification

Students enrolled in Teacher/Educator Certification Preparation programs are eligible to apply for certification through Rowan University. Upon successful completion of all certification requirements, the College of Education will submit the certification applications to the New Jersey Department of Education on behalf of the student.  Applications will be available for download here during the application period only.  Applications can be picked up in the Office of Clinical Experiences during regular business hours during the application period only.

Certification Timelines

Term you expect to graduate (if in a degree granting program): This means you must complete all degree/program requirements AND officially apply to graduate during the timelines established by the Office of the Registrar.

Deadline dates to apply for certification: Note- Graduation and certification are separate processes.  You must apply for certification AND apply for graduation (if in a degree granting program).

Month when degrees will be awarded and posted on transcripts by the Office of the Registrar:

Dates that will be posted on the transcript and official diploma (Registrar’s Office):

Dates that graduates can anticipate issuance of certificate by the New Jersey Department of Education:


January 15th - March 31st


May 30th

Mid-to-late July

Summer I

June 1st – July 15th


June 30th

Mid-to-late August

Summer II

June 1st – July 15th


August 30th

Mid-to-late October


September 1st - October 31st


December 30th

Mid-to-late February


September 1st – October 31st


January 30th

Mid-to-late March


PLEASE NOTE: As of May 15, 2015, paper certificates will no longer be issued by the NJ Department of Education. All information about certificates is now available online including certificate name, certificate ID number, date of issuance, and expiration date if applicable at NJ DOE Application Status Search. Instructions to view this information can be found by clicking here. Your certification information will not be available on the NJ DOE until AFTER your certificate is officially issued by the NJ DOE.