Caldwell University

Office of Graduate Studies

M.A. in Literacy Instruction


120 Bloomfield

Caldwell, NJ 07006

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Literacy Instruction, Reading Specialist Certification

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. in Literacy Instruction, offered through the Caldwell University Division of Education, is a 36-credit program. Twenty-one credits constitute the program’s required core courses. Candidates are then required to choose a 15-credit concentration in either reading or writing from the elementary or secondary strands offered. Through selection of appropriate courses, a Reading Specialist Certification may also be acquired.

The M.A. in Literacy Instruction program is designed for K-12 certificated classroom teachers who seek to improve and/or enhance their knowledge and skills in literacy instruction. Through the structure of the course offerings, this graduate literacy program is designed to balance the requirement of successful teaching of K-12 reading and writing.


Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

International Student Requirements:

A full list of admission and program requirements can be found on our Web site.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 930.00

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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