Masters in Education (MEd) in Literacy

Program Advisor:
Dr. Carrie E. Hong, M.Ed. in Literacy
Office: V4083
Phone: 973-720-2130

Program Description:

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 (on hiatus) 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.

View Course Descriptions: Literacy Reading, MED

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Admission Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended. 
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.00.*
  • A copy of a CEAS or standard teaching license.**
  • College of Education DAP Group Interview

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  • For registration instructions, please click here.
  • For Graduate tuition information, please click here.


Scholarships & Grants

Teach Grant:

Literacy Program Faculty and Staff

Dr. Geraldine Mongillo
Phone: 973-720-3139
Office: V4087

Dr. Kathleen Malu
Phone: 973-720-2679
Office: V3098

Dr. Michelle Gonzalez
Phone: 973-720-3784
Office: Valley Rd. rm 4028

Cicile Samiz, Coordinator of Reading Clinic