Master of Education in Literacy

The M.Ed. in Literacy program offers two major concentrations, Reading Specialist and Language Arts.  The Reading Specialist concentration is designed for classroom teachers and reading professionals who are interested in extending their knowledge of reading/literacy, teaching and learning.  Graduates of this program may be certified as New Jersey Reading Specialists (Pre-K through adult).  The Language Arts concentration provides classroom teachers with advanced study in English language arts curriculum and instruction.

There are two options in the program. One is for candidates to take a combination of on-campus and online courses. The other option is for candidates to complete course work online, including 20 hours of reading practicum requirements at their respective schools.*

The program is designed to prepare graduate students who are certified teachers to work professionally in the highly specialized field of teaching and writing to P-12 students. Graduates are also qualified to work with college-level students and adults who are experiencing literacy problems. In addition, six credits in the core curriculum count toward meeting requirements for the 12-credit New Jersey Supervisory Certificate.

 *A total of 20 clinic hours must be fulfilled before or after school hours with one or two students.

*Candidates, who want to complete the course work exclusively online, must contact the program director before being fully matriculated.

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Scholarships & Grants

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Literacy Program Faculty and Staff

Dr. Carrie E. Hong, Program Director, M. Ed. in Literacy

Dr. Geraldine Mongillo

Dr. Kathleen Malu

Dr. Michelle Gonzalez

Cicile Samiz, Coordinator of Reading Clinic (