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Kerry Carley-Rizzuto, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Early Childhood

P-3 MeD Program Director

Curriculum & Instruction, Curriculum and Instruction
McAllan Hall 128

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

  • 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.


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)
  • Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Settings (EDL 333)
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education (EDL 280)
  • Language and Early Literacy Development, Birth Through Kindergarten (EDL 325)
  • Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings I (EDL 326)
  • Research in Teaching Practice (ED 624)

Recently Taught Classes

2020 Spring

2020 Summer E

2020 Summer C

2020 Summer B

2020 Fall

2019 Spring

2019 Summer C

2019 Summer A

2019 Fall

2018 Spring

2018 Fall

2017 Spring

2017 Summer E

2017 Summer C

2017 Summer B

2017 Fall