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 in Literacy Education and several graduate Master of Arts programs:
The Department of Literacy Education’s faculty combine years of training and experience with international, national, and statewide recognition for their teaching, research, writing, and consulting services in all areas of literacy education. We welcome you to explore our website and to contact us for more information about the department or any of our programs. We look forward to welcoming you into our program and having you join us in our efforts to educate while honoring linguistic and cultural diversity.
New Education Major Requirements
As of September 2015, undergraduate students who have not already successfully completed phase I coursework must fulfill new program entry requirements in order to take any upper level education courses. In addition, there will be new matriculation requirements for graduate students seeking teacher certification. Please click here for more information.
Location: Professional Studies, Room 345Phone: (201) 200-3521Fax: (201) 200-2575
Department Co-Chairs:Dr. Fran Levin Dr. Mary McGriff
Dr. Fran LevinDr. Mary McGriff Dr. Michelle Rosen