M.A. in Literacy Instruction
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 K-12 reading and writing development.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- Official undergraduate/graduate transcript(s)
- Copy of teaching certificate
- Two (2) letters of recommendation
- A one to two-page statement of goals and objectives expected by the candidate while in the program
- Personal interview with Program Coordinator
No more than nine Caldwell University graduate credits may be transferred into this graduate program. No more than three graduate credits will be considered for transfer from another college or university graduate program. All transfer credits are subject to approval by the M.A. in Literacy Instruction program coordinator.
Post- Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program Courses for Transfer
Certified teachers who have completed the Caldwell University Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program may, with approval, substitute the following three (3) courses for those listed among the M.A. in Literacy Instruction required and/or concentration courses:
Course # Course Title Substitute for:
ED 500 Curriculum Theory and Development (3) ED 573
ED 505 Student Development and Learning (3) ED 578
ED 510 Reading and Communication (3) ED 576
RETENTION FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Students may only earn one grade below B in a graduate level course. This course may be repeated once to earn a higher letter grade. Any student who receives a grade below B in a second graduate level course will be dismissed from the program.
Some courses are assessed as PASS/FAIL. A grade PASS is equivalent to the grade B or better.
All School of Education program requirements are subject to change based on the NJ DoE regulations. For most current information, please consult the Caldwell University School of Education Web site.
A Catholic Liberal Arts Education
At the core of a Caldwell education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness.
Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.