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Graduate Degree Program - Literacy Education

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  • The Literacy Education department offers three graduate programs:


    Master of Arts: Reading Specialist and Reading Specialist Certification

    The program consists of either 39 credits (described below) and a comprehensive exam; or 36 credits and a thesis. As of January 1, 2012, the comprehensive exam will be eliminated and the thesis [LTED 613] will be required.

    This course of study leads to certification as a reading specialist. The program is state-approved and nationally recognized by the International Reading Association (IRA) and is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Reading specialists may work in classrooms or clinics. They may serve as coaches and provide in-service training, coordinate instructional programs, diagnose causes of reading problems, create intervention plans, and develop curriculum and materials. They focus on all aspects of literacy: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing.

    Candidates for this program must produce graduate course work in three of the following six areas (some seminars may satisfy an area):

    a. children’s or adolescent literature
    b. linguistics
    c. measurement
    d. psychology
    e. organization of reading programs
    f. supervision

    NOTE: Prospective applicants are advised to contact the department immediately as an initial personal interview is required. Also at this interview, the applicant will be given a descriptive document of all requirements throughout the entire program. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for program admission, while a 3.00 GPA must be maintained for graduation. For certification eligibility, there is also a requirement of two years of teaching experience.
     

    Program Requirements

    Required Courses (30 credits):  

    Code  Title 
    Credits 
    LTED 606 Literacy Learning in the Early Childhood Curriculum
    3
    LTED 607 Reading in the Secondary School
    3
    LTED 612 Research in Reading
    3
    LTED 637 Nature of Reading*
    3
    LTED 641 Reading and the School Curriculum*
    3
    LTED 643 Practicum in Reading
    3
    LTED 646 Diagnostic Procedures in Reading I
    3
    LTED 648 Solving Reading Problems at the Elementary Level
    3
    LTED 667 The Administration and Supervision of School Reading Programs
    3
    LTED 613    Advanced Research in Reading (required as of January 1, 2012)    

    3

    *Both courses are introductory foundation courses and are to be taken at the onset of program studies.

    Please visit our course catalog to view elective options and course descriptions. 
     

    For NPTNJ Graduates (beginning 2010-2011)

    A 3.00 GPA and a passing score on a writing assessment are required for matriculation in the degree program and for graduation. The degree candidate will complete 30 credits beyond NPTNJ and a comprehensive exam or a thesis option. (The comprehensive exam will be eliminated after January 1, 2010, and all students will be required to submit a thesis [LTED 613]. The program is offered on campus at the New Jersey City University; some courses may be offered off-campus or online.

    Courses taken within NPTNJ: 9 Credits 

    • EDU 693 Educational Assessment (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 641 Reading and the School Curriculum (3 Credits)

    For Elementary School Teachers  

    • LTED 608 Language Arts/ Literacy for New Teachers (3 Credits) 
    • (This is part of the new 90 hour requirement.)

    For Secondary School Teachers:  

    • EDU 628 Learning and Motivation (3 Credits)

    Required Courses for Graduates of NPTNJ: 30 Additional Credits

    • LTED 637 – Nature of Reading (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 606 Literacy Learning in the Early Childhood Curriculum (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 648 Solving Reading Problems at the Elementary Level(3 Credits) 
    • LTED 607 Reading in the Secondary School (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 612 Research in Reading (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 646 Practicum in Reading I: Diagnostic Procedures (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 643 Practicum in Reading II (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 667 Administration / Supervision School Reading Program (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 612 Research in Reading618 Children’s Literature K-12 (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 613 Advanced Research (as of January 1, 2012) 601 Reading and the Multi-Media (3 Credits)

    Please visit our course catalog to view course descriptions. 
     


    Master of Arts in Elementary School Reading

    The program consists of either 39 credits (described below) and a comprehensive exam; or 36 credits and a thesis. As of January 1, 2012, the comprehensive exam will be eliminated and the thesis [LTED 613] will be required. 
     

    Program Requirements

    Code  Title 
    Credits 
    LTED 648 Solving Reading Problems at the Elementary Level
    3
    LTED 605 Literacy in the Elementary Curriculum
    3
    LTED 637 Nature of Reading
    3
    LTED 641 Reading and the School Curriculum
    3
    LTED 612 Research in Reading

    3

    LTED 613 Advanced Research in Reading (required as of January 1, 2012)

    3

      Basic professional courses*
    3-6
    *Courses in special education and supervision strongly recommended

    Please visit our course catalog to view elective options and course descriptions. 
     

    For NPTNJ Graduates (beginning 2010-2011)

    A 3.00 GPA and a passing score on a writing assessment are required for matriculation in the degree program and for graduation. The degree candidate will complete 30 credits beyond NPTNJ and a comprehensive exam or a thesis option. (The comprehensive exam will be eliminated after January 1, 2010, and all students will be required to submit a thesis [LTED 613]. The program is offered on campus at the New Jersey City University; some courses may be offered off-campus or online.

    Courses taken within NPTNJ: 15 Credits 

    • EDU 500 Classroom Management (1 Credit)
    • EDU 652 Student Teaching Internship and Seminar (2 Credits)
    • EDU 645 Curriculum and Methods (3 Credits)
    • EDU 693 Educational Assessment (3 Credits)
    • EDU 628 Learning and Motivation (3 Credits)
    • LTED 641 Reading and the School Curriculum (3 Credits)

    Required Courses for Graduates of NPTNJ: 12 Additional Credits

    • LTED 637 – Nature of Reading (3 Credits) 
    • LTED 650 Solving Reading Problems in the Secondary Level (3 Credits)
    • LTED 607 Reading in the Secondary School (3 Credits)
    • LTED 612 Research in Reading (3 Credits)
    • LTED 613 Advanced Research (3 Credits) (effective January 1, 2012)

    Electives to choose from: 12 Additional Credits

    • LTED 601 Reading and the Multi-Media (3 Credits)
    • LTED 603 Solving Reading Problems of the Urban Learner (3 Credits)
    • LTED 610 Literacy in the Middle School (3 Credits)
    • LTED 614 Pedagogical Aspects of Teaching Writing, K-12 (3 Credits)
    • LTED 616 Reading and Language for the Gifted and Creative (3 Credits)
    • LTED 635 Effective Literacy Strategies for ELL’s (3 Credits)
    • LTED 642 Seminar in Reading (diff’t topics) (3 Credits)
    • LTED 643 Practicum in Reading II (3 Credits)
    • LTED 646 Practicum in Reading I: Diagnostic Procedures (3 Credits)
    • LTED 647 Diagnosis and Treatment II (3Credits)
    • LTED 648 Solving Reading Problems at Elementary Level (3 Credits)
    • LTED 651 Language Development, Reading, and Linguistics (3 Credits)

    Please visit our course catalog to view course descriptions. 
     


     

    Master of Arts in Secondary School Reading

    The program consists of either 39 credits (described below) and a comprehensive exam; or 36 credits and a thesis. As of January 1, 2012, the comprehensive exam will be eliminated and the thesis [LTED 613] will be required. 
     

    Program Requirements 

    Required Courses: 
    Code  Title 
    Credits 
    LTED 650 Solving Reading Problems in the Secondary School
    3
    LTED 607 Reading in the Secondary School
    3
    LTED 637 Nature of Reading
    3
    LTED 641 Reading and the School Curriculum
    3
    LTED 612 Research in Reading

    3

    LTED 613 Advanced Research in Reading (required as of January 1, 2012)

    3

      Electives in Literacy Education

    3 - 6

      Basic professional courses*

    3 - 6

    *Courses in special education and supervision strongly recommended

     Please visit our course catalog to view elective options and course descriptions.  

    For NPTNJ Graduates (beginning 2010-2011)

    A 3.00 GPA and a passing score on a writing assessment are required for matriculation in the degree program and for graduation. The degree candidate will complete 30 credits beyond NPTNJ and a comprehensive exam or a thesis option. (The comprehensive exam will be eliminated after January 1, 2010, and all students will be required to submit a thesis [LTED 613]. The program is offered on campus at the New Jersey City University; some courses may be offered off-campus or online.

    Courses taken within NPTNJ: 15 Credits 

    • EDU 500 Classroom Management (1 Credit)
    • EDU 652 Student Teaching Internship and Seminar (2 Credits)
    • EDU 645 Curriculum and Methods (3 Credits)
    • EDU 693 Educational Assessment (3 Credits)
    • LTED 641 Reading and the School Curriculum (3 Credits)
    • LTED 608 Language Arts/ Literacy for New Teachers (3 Credits) OR
      (Part of the 90 hour requirement)
      EDU 628 Learning and Motivation (3 Credits)

    Required Courses for Graduates of NPTNJ: 12 Additional Credits 

    • LTED 637 Nature of Reading (3 Credits)
    • LTED 605 Literacy in the Elementary Curriculum (3 Credits)
    • LTED 648 Solving Reading Problems at the Elementary Level(3 Credits)
    • LTED 618 Pedagogy and Application of Children’s Literature (3 Credits)
    • LTED 612 Research in Reading (3 Credits)
    • LTED 613 Advanced Research (3 Credits) (effective January 1, 2012)

    Electives to choose from: 6 Additional Credits

    • LTED 601 Reading and the Multi-Media (3 Credits)
    • LTED 602 Reading Disabilities and Remediation (3 Credits)
    • LTED 603 Solving Reading Problems of the Urban Learner (3 Credits)
    • LTED 610 Literacy in the Middle School (3 Credits)
    • LTED 612 Research in Reading (3 Credits)
    • LTED 614 Pedagogical Aspects of Teaching Writing, K-12 (3 Credits)
    • LTED 616 Reading and Language for the Gifted and Creative (3 Credits)
    • LTED 635 Effective Literacy Strategies for ELL’s (3 Credits)
    • LTED 642 Seminar in Reading (diff’t topics) (3 Credits)
    • LTED 643 Practicum in Reading II (3 Credits)
    • LTED 646 Practicum in Reading I: Diagnostic Procedures (3 Credits)
    • LTED 647 Diagnosis and Treatment II (3 Credits)
    • LTED 648 Solving Reading Problems at Elementary Level (3 Credits)
    • LTED 651 Language  

    Please visit our course catalog to view course descriptions.