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MA Education for Certified Teachers: Literacy/Reading Specialist (NJ Certificate)



What will I learn?

This 36-credit program is designed to develop teachers to become leaders in the field of literacy and reading and is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education for a second Endorsement/ Certification license: Reading Specialist and Supervisor Certificate. Candidates are required to have two (2) years successful teaching to earn Reading Specialist Endorsement/Certification and three (3) years to earn Supervisor Certification.

Degree Plan
Required Courses leading to NJ State Literacy/Reading Specialist Certification/Endorsement & Supervisor Certification
The following courses lead to certification as a Literacy/Reading Specialist:

EDUC6673 Integrating Literacy & Technology Across the Curriculum
EDUC6605 Foundations in Reading I
EDUC6606 Foundations in Reading II
EDUC6607 Diagnosis of Reading Problems
EDUC6666 Supervised Practicum in Correction of Reading Problems
EDUC6609 Supervised Practicum in Reading
EDUC6582 Distance Learning & Children’s Literature

The following courses lead to certification as a Supervisor:

EDUC6702 Curriculum and Instruction: Theory and Practice
EDUC6703 Supervision of Instruction & Personnel Evaluation
EDUC6718 Curriculum/Program Evaluation and Student Assessment
EDUC6704 Change: Curriculum Development & Program Improvement

Which department am I in?

Peter Sammartino School of Education

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $600 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, May, August 2023


Peter Sammartino School of Education

1000 River Road,


New Jersey,

07666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

General Theoretical Psychology A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Behavioral Research Scholar Track A bachelor’s degree and official transcript from an accredited college or university. It is recommended that applicants have a 3.25 GPA or higher.

For international students

All candidates who submit the following documents will be accepted as matriculated students in the M.A. for Certified Teachers in Education (M.A.C.T.) program:

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions.
  • Standard Teacher License or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing.

English proficiency: TOEFL IBT 60; IELTS - 5.5; ITEP - 3.5; Pearson’s PTE-A – 50.

Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1, Spring (January) Semester: December 1, Summer semester (limited programs): May 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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