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Program Description

Helping children become stronger readers and writers is the key to unlocking their academic potential.

Centenary University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading program is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of current literacy theory and practice. The 33-credit program allows you to meet the requirements for the New Jersey Reading Specialist certification while completing a master’s degree.

The program explores the reading process, including the latest research in the field on best practices for working with children of different abilities and diverse backgrounds. The specialist certification enables you to provide reading and literacy instruction in Kindergarten through grade 12.

As part of the program, you will complete a practicum working with struggling readers in the community. Through this outreach program, you will explore activities, strategies and techniques you can immediately apply in your own classroom.

Program Results

The program is offered in a blended format with some courses delivered online and the remainder in a traditional classroom setting at our main campus in Hackettstown. In Centenary’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading program, you will learn to:

  • Apply literacy theory and research to in-service training and coordination of instruction for students or groups of students who are having difficulty learning to read.
  • Recommend methods and materials to be used in your district’s literacy program and contribute to the evaluation of the reading and writing achievement of students.
  • Create a powerful learning and developmental experience for your students through the practice of reflective inquiry.

Improved literacy opens up a whole new world for your students. Apply now.

Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.