Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rowan Urban Teacher Academy

July 20 - July 31, 2015
The College of Education at Rowan University is pleased to announce that the Rowan Urban Teacher Academy (RUTA 2015) will be held July 20-31 at the Rowan University-Camden Campus. RUTA is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors (those who will be entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2015) and who are considering teaching as a profession.
There is no fee for this program; Meals are provided.
RUTA 2015 provides opportunities for:
  • Gaining an understanding of urban education
  • Meeting and working with Rowan faculty, educational leaders from the field, and practicing teachers
  • Working with young children in urban settings
  • Planning and teaching meaningful, hands-on learning activities for young children
  • Practicing the art and science in teaching (or learning) with children
  • Acquiring experience prior to entering college
If interested, please complete the two-part application.
  • Part I: Online Application CLICK HERE.
  • Part II: Submission of the following documents via email to with subject line “RUTA 2015”
    • A letter of recommendation.
    • A transcript of your high school grades.
    • A short essay that includes an autobiographical sketch, why you want to be a teacher, and any related experiences (extracurricular, volunteer, or paid) you may have.
                             Application deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015

Lisa Vernon-Dotson, PhD, Director, RUTA
Associate Dean, Professor
(856) 256-4707

Earth Day 2015

Earth Day provides a great opportunity to reflect what more you can do to help clean and sustain our natural environment and resources.  If you are feeling that you could do more, start a project!  There are organizations that award young people for creating programs that help protect and make our Earth a cleaner place to live.  For example, every year the EPA sponsors the President's Environmental Youth Award.  The PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes, summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness.  If you are interested in learning more, visit: