Monica Taylor

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  • Department: Secondary and Special Education
  • Office: University Hall 2142
  • Phone: (973) 655-6952
  • Email:

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Urban Teacher Residency
  • Inquiry 
  • Teaching for Social Justice 
  • Self Study/Action Research 
  • Teacher Leadership

Professional Association Memberships

  • National Council for Teachers of English
  • AERA 
  • AERA Self Study SIG 
  • National Reading Conference 
  • Kappa Delta Pi

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Studying Teacher Education

Other Types of Reviews

  • Wadsworth Publishing, Text Reviews
  • Conference Proposals, AERA 
  • Conference Proposals, AERA Self Study SIG

Work with Schools

  • Lead Faculty for the secondary Math/Science cohort of the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program:
  • Develop innovative UTR curriculum 
  • Involvement in resident admissions, school and mentor selection, and induction support 
  • Oversee instruction and observation of residents and the integration a variety of resource faculty 
  • Support mentors as they conduct action research 
  • Partner with UTR schools in Newark to develop sustainable change 
  • Collaboratively work with UTR faculty on research and publications

Work With Schools and Other Agencies

  • Grover Cleveland Middle School - As PDS partnership liaison, some of the activities in which I am involved include:
  • -Teaching courses such as ET/PL and Intermediate Field onsite
  • -Organizing professional development opportunities for teachers
  • -Teaching grad courses on site for teachers
  • -Working on collaborative inquiry projects with MSU and GCMS students to explore issues of social justice such as racism and authority
  • -Developing social justice interdisciplinary (art, language arts, social studies) curriculum