• Graduate Literacy Program

    Monmouth's graduate literacy program in education prepares students to become skilled reading professionals in elementary and secondary schools. Professional opportunities from this degree program include becoming:

    • A more effective classroom teacher
    • Basic Skills Teacher
    • Literacy Coach
    • Reading Specialist

    The Literacy Program:

    • Is based on national standards of the International Reading Association
    • Is designed for exemplary teachers who have an initial teaching license
    • Provides opportunities to expand knowledge, 21st-Century skills and dispositions in teaching literacy to all learners
    • Supports coaching to colleagues and parents
    • Targets the achievement of P-12 learners
    • Addresses the needs of special education and linguistically diverse students
    • Focuses on an in-depth knowledge of the reading and writing processes
    • Assists teachers in creating literate environments that motivate P-12 learners
    • Has opportunities for clinical experiences in P-12 classrooms

    Our 30-credit reading specialist  program includes four online courses, one hybrid (alternating between meeting in the classroom and meeting online) and five courses that meet in the classroom. Required courses include:

    • Advanced Literacy Instruction
    • Literacy Strategies for All Learners I
    • Literacy Strategies for All Learners II
    • Multicultural Literature and Literacy
    • Strategies for Teaching Writing K-12
    • Literacy Trends and Issues
    • Assessment and Instruction in Literacy I
    • Assessment and Instruction in Literacy II
    • Practicum in Literacy
    • Administration and Supervision of Literacy Practices and Professional Development for School Leaders

    Upon completion of the program, the candidate must provide documented evidence of completion of two years successful teaching experience to be eligible for the Reading Specialist endorsement.

    To learn more about our graduate literacy program, please contact:

    Dr. Lilly Steiner
    Assistant Professor
    (732) 923-4691
    lsteiner@monmouth.edu