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Literacy (M.S.Ed.)

Master of Science in Education in Literacy

Reading opens the doors to virtually unlimited worlds of knowledge and wonder. Monmouth University’s 30-credit Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Literacy gives you the power to help students learn to read. With a hybrid combination of both online and classroom learning (including evening and summer classes), supplemented by valuable clinical experience, Monmouth’s program is ideal and convenient for teachers who wish to further their career through this valuable skill set.

Based on standards established by the International Literacy Association, our graduate literacy program puts you on the path to New Jersey State Reading Specialist certification, prepared with a set of highly marketable skills. Three clinical classes and our strong relationships with regional school districts ensure that you will have ample opportunity to practice what you learn in the classroom under the close supervision of an experienced reading specialist. Our renowned Literacy Clinics attract nearly 200 professionals, and offer many students an opportunity to present their work. Plus, our faculty has experience working in schools in the capacity as a literacy coach or specialist.

Application deadlines for this program are May 1 for Summer, July 15 for Fall, and December 1 for Spring. View Program Application Requirements.

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Program Director

Lilly Steiner, Ed.D.

Phone: 732-923-4691

Many Options to Make an Impact

As a teacher with a graduate degree in literacy, you will be able to teach literacy at all levels and change students’ lives for the better by becoming a basic skills teacher, literacy coach, or reading specialist.