Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master of Arts for Certified Teachers Literacy/Reading Specialist Certificate


1000 River Road T-KB1-01


Teaneck, NJ 07940

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Literacy/Reading Specialist Certificate, Master of Arts for Certified Teachers Literacy/Reading Specialist Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.

For individuals who do not need state endorsement but want to learn more about current literacy research, balanced reading approaches and specific reading strategies, there is an alternative 18-credit FDU Certificate that will provide K-12 classroom teachers with a concentration of courses that will extend their knowledge and skills in language arts, literacy and reading, as well as in applications of effective strategies in their classrooms to enhance student literacy as a foundation for all other content areas and learning.

Special Tution Reduction for Teachers

Admission Requirements

All candidates who want to be considered for admission must meet the following criteria:

  • Evidence of a standard New Jersey teaching license
  • Transcripts with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

NJ State Literacy/Reading Specialist Certification/Endorsement & Supervisor Certification Courses

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
EDUC6703     Supervision of Instruction: Personnel Evaluation
EDUC6718     Curriculum/Program Evaluation and Student Assessment
EDUC7674     Master's Seminar: Research in Specialization (Literacy/Reading)
EDUC6702 *    Curriculum and Instruction: Theory and Practice
EDUC6704 *    Change: Curriculum Development & Program Improvement

* Candidates who already hold a Master’s Degree have the option not to take these courses to obtain a Supervisor’s Certification and in turn, complete the program in 30 credits


Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 18

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $762.00 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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