Literacy Education

Literacy Education

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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 an undergraduate minor program as well as a reading specialist graduate program:

Reading and Writing Workshop
with Carl Anderson & Dan Feigelson

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: NJCU School of Business
147 Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City, NJ 07302

NJCU's Department of Literacy Education and Booksource invite you to a special professional development workshop to launch the newly revised Master of Arts Reading Specialist and Certification Program.

Cost: $25
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