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The Department of Literacy Education prepares literacy specialists for careers in teaching, coaching, training, coordinating instructional programs, diagnosing and treating literacy problems, and developing curriculum. Literacy specialists may work one-on-one, in small groups, or with whole classes. They also focus on all aspects of literacy: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing.

Candidates preparing to become literacy specialists study the components of the reading and writing processes and how children and adults develop literacy. Candidates learn diagnostic techniques and strategies that address the many different types of literacy problems struggling readers and writers may have. They learn strategies for working with all students, including special needs students and English language learners.

The Department of Literacy Education offers a reading specialist graduate program. The Master of Arts / Reading Specialist Program is a degree leading to New Jersey reading specialist certification. Reading specialists work in early childhood, elementary, secondary and adult learning environments. Reading specialists work with struggling readers/writers and provide professional development for teachers.

College of Education Graduate Admissions Info Session & Instant Decision Day

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Location: NJCU Main Campus, Gilligan Student Union, Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor, 2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

Meet with faculty and staff from the College of Education, Admissions, and Financial Aid to learn how NJCU can help you advance your career in education. Ready to apply now? Submit your online graduate application by March 12th and you may have the opportunity to receive an on-the-spot admissions decision at this event. All attendees will receive a graduate application fee waiver!




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