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Kerry Carley-Rizzuto, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Early Childhood

P-3 MEd Program Director

Curriculum and Instruction
McAllan Hall 210

Kerry Carley-Rizzuto, Ed.D.

Dr. Rizzuto has worked as a classroom teacher in general and special education, a Reading Specialist for grades K-12, a Reading Recovery teacher, a staff developer, and school administrator in both New York and New Jersey. In addition to her teaching position at Monmouth University, Dr. Rizzuto has completed the Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant program at Monmouth University and the doctoral program in educational leadership at Rowan University. Dr. Rizzuto teaches the early childhood program courses, in the literacy program as well as in the administration and supervision program. Her research interests include developing social justice dispositions in pre-service teachers and developing culturally responsive pedagogical practices.


Ed.D, Rowan University


Scholarly Articles

  • Steiner, L.M., Hindin, A. & Rizzuto, K.C. (2021). Developing children’s literacy learning through skillful parent–child shared book readings. Early Childhood Education Journal,
  • Rizzuto, K. C. (January, 2018). Developing academic vocabularies for early childhood English Language Learners through shared reading. The California Reader, (51)2, 12 -12
  • Rizzuto, K. (2017). Teachers’ Perceptions of ELL Students: Do Their Attitudes Shape Their Instruction? The Teacher Educator , 52:3, 182-202, DOI: 10.1080/08878730.2017.1296912
  • Carley-Rizzuto, K., Henning, J.E., & Duckett, C. (2017). Bee pollination. In Judith Bazler and Meta Van Sickle (Eds.). Cases on STEAM Education in Practice , pp. 164-182. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Book Chapters

Carley-Rizzuto, Kerry, John Henning, and Catherine Duckett. 2019. “Bee Pollination.” In Cases on Models and Methods for STEAM Education, edited by Judith A. Bazler and Meta L. Ban Sickle, 205-223. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


Frequently Taught Classes

  • Administration and Supervision of Literacy Practices and Professional Development for School Leaders (EDL 593)
  • Advanced Literacy Instruction (EDL 515)
  • Development and Learning in Early Childhood (EDL 502)
  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods (EDL 363, EDL 364)
  • Early Literacy and Language Development (EDL 522)
  • Language and Early Literacy Development, Birth Through Kindergarten (EDL 325)
  • Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings I (EDL 326)
  • Multicultural Literature and Literacy (EDL 525)
  • Public School Supervision and Communication (EDL 569)
  • Research in Teaching Practice (ED 624)

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

2022 Summer E

2022 Summer C

2022 Summer B

2022 Spring

2021 Fall

2021 Summer E

2021 Summer C

2021 Spring

2020 Fall

2020 Summer E

2020 Summer C

2020 Summer B

2020 Spring