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Department of Elem & Early Child Educ
Program: Endorsement Reading Specialist
Graduate Program Director:
Professor Salika Lawrence
1600 Valley Rd., Room 4021
This program is designed for experienced and certified teachers who hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student is eligible for New Jersey certification as a reading specialist.
Admission to the Program
Program requirements for admission are:
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- A standard teaching certificate.
- Two years of contractual, supervised classroom teaching.
|Program Requirements||30 Credits|
|ELRL 6010 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy||3|
|ELRL 6170 Literacy for Children in the Twenty-first Century||3|
|ELRL 6200 Diagnosis of Reading Problems: Practicum||3|
|ELRL 6210 Remediation of Reading Problems: Practicum||3|
|ELRL 6230 Practicum in Teaching Reading||3|
|ELRL 6240 Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs||3|
|ELRL 6250 Adolescent and Adult Literacy in the Twenty-first Century||3|
|ELRL 6330 Socio-Psycholinguistics and Reading||3|
|Literature Courses||3-6 credits|
|Choose ONE of the following literature courses|
|ELRL 6040 Recent Trends in Children’s Literature||3|
|ELRL 6050 Advanced Inquiry into Literature for Children and Youth||3|
|ELRL 6260 Literature for Adolescents||3|
|Approved Elective Courses||3|
|Choose ONE of the approved electives below OR another
literature course above (i.e., ELRL 6040, ELRL 6050,
|CIEC 6180 Language Development and Emergent Literacy||3|
|CIEE 6040 Writing in the Elementary School||3|
|ELRL 6220 Educating the Adult: Basic Reading||3|
|ELRL 6340 Teaching Critical Reading in the Content Areas||3|
|SOC 6300 Ethnic and Racial Experiences||3|
|ELRL 6310 Written Expression with Technology||3|
|SPC 5550 Educational Foundations in a Diverse Society||3|
Other courses may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
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