The ELPS Department offers a variety of programs designed to meet graduate students’ personal and professional goals, which may include educational research, teaching, supervising, and providing leadership as directors, principals, librarians, or curriculum specialists at all levels of instruction: elementary, secondary, and higher education. Courses are offered on campus, online, and hybrid.
The MEd in literacy program offers two major concentrations, Literacy - Reading specialist and language arts. The reading specialist concentration is designed for classroom teachers and reading professionals who are interested in extending their knowledge of reading/literacy, teaching, and learning. Graduates of this program may be certified as New Jersey Reading Specialists (pre-K through adult). There are two options in the program. One is for candidates to take a combination of on-campus and online courses. The other option is for candidates to complete course work online, including 20 hours of reading practicum requirements at their respective schools.
William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution that offers an outstanding and affordable education to a diverse traditional and nontraditional student body through baccalaureate, graduate and continuing education programs.
The University's distinguished teachers, scholars and professionals actively challenge students to high levels of intellectual and professional accomplishment and personal growth in preparation for careers, advanced studies and productive citizenship. Faculty and staff use innovative approaches to research, learning and student support to expand students’ awareness of what they can accomplish.
- Theoretical Foundations of Literacy
- Literacy for Children in the Twenty-first Century
- Diagnosis of Reading Problems: Practicum
- Remediation of Reading Problems: Practicum
- Practicum Teaching Reading
- Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs
- Adolescent and Adult Literacy in the Twenty-first Century
For more information please visit the program website.
- 12 months
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Applicants for admission to a master’s degree program must have completed an undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States or abroad. Foreign applicants must hold a degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
- All transcripts and degree certificates/ diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction.
- Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received.
- A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign education credentials is required for most countries and should be forwarded to William Paterson University.
- Diploma Supplements must accompany transcripts from institutions from countries that are part of the Bologna Accord.
- A vocational track is not appropriate preparation for graduate admission.
- Additional requirements are determined by individual graduate programs.
International38181 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1157 USD per credit during 12 months.
National38181 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1157 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State24486 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 742 USD per credit during 12 months.
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