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Literacy Programs and Reading Specialist Certification

The Literacy Program at the College of New Jersey is designed for candidates who possess an initial teaching license and want to expand their knowledge base, skills and dispositions for teaching literacy. At TCNJ this includes working with struggling readers and writers, thinking about new and digital literacies, as well as enhancing classroom instruction for all learners. In our program you can find ways to enhance the literacy instruction you provide students, earn your reading specialist certification, and become involved in cutting edge research with our faculty.

Program Options

M.Ed in Literacy M.Ed in Literacy with Reading Specialist Certification Post Master’s Reading Specialist Certification
(READ_MED01)  (READ_MED01)  (READ_SCT01)
Who’s this program for? People who have an initial teaching license and are looking to enhance their ability to teach reading and writing to meet the needs of all learners. People who have an initial teaching license and are looking to take on a leadership role. Candidates will be prepared to support struggling readers and writers as well as work with classroom teachers to enhance their reading and writing instruction as a Literacy Coach. People who have an initial teaching license and have already earned a master’s degree. Candidates will be prepared to support struggling readers  and writers as well as work with classroom teachers to enhance their reading and writing instruction as a Literacy Coach.
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Total Number of Credits

33

33

30

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Class Formats Offered Face-to-Face with some Blended Learning Opportunities
Admissions Requirements
  • CEAS, Provisional or Standard Teaching License
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited Institution
  • Provisional or Standard Teaching License
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited Institution
  • 2 years of full time teaching experience (completed before graduation from the program)
  • Provisional or Standard Teaching License
  • Master’s Degree from an Accredited Institution
  • 2 years of full time teaching experience (completed before graduation from the program)
Program Features M.Ed in Literacy M.Ed in Literacy with Reading Specialist Certification Post Master’s Reading Specialist Certification

 

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