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Reading MA program at Montclair State University

The Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education Department at Montclair State University is now accepting applications for the next cohort of the Accelerated Hybrid Masters in Reading Program. The program is designed for those who wish to pursue a Masters degree through a shorter, intensive period of study. Students enrolled in the program will complete their Masters in 15 months, beginning in May 2019 and concluding the first week of August 2020. The 11 courses in the program are all offered either in hybrid format or fully online (with the exception of the final clinical practicum, which takes place at the department’s literacy clinic in July). To meet the needs of working teachers, all courses take place at night (except for the practicum).

  • At the conclusion of the accelerated program, students with their teaching certificate and two years of full time teaching (as the teacher of record) are also eligible for the Reading Specialist Certification offered by the State of New Jersey.

Applications for the Accelerated Hybrid Cohort must be received by April 15, 2019.

Traditional MA in Reading

The traditional MA in Reading is also designed for working teachers, with all courses taking place at night (except for summer practicum course in the literacy clinic). Students in this program can also take hybrid and online courses, and students will program work with an advisor to create a timeline and schedule that works for them. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students can start the program at the beginning of any semester, including the summer.

  • At the conclusion of the traditional program, students with their teaching certificate and two years of full time teaching (as the teacher of record) are also eligible for the Reading Specialist Certification offered by the State of New Jersey.

Reading Specialist Certification Program

Students who already have a Masters are eligible to enroll in our Reading Specialist Program. Literacy courses taken within the last 10 years may be eligible for transfer credits, and prospective students can talk to an advisor to see which courses might be waived. Once admitted in the program, students will work with an advisor to create a schedule for the courses they still need to take. Students can start the Reading Specialist Certification program at the beginning of any semester, including the summer

For information about the Accelerated Hybrid Cohort, please click here.

For information about the Traditional Masters in Reading, please click here.

For information about the Reading Specialist Program, please click here.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Master in Reading or Reading Specialist Program please contact:

Dr. Erik Jacobson, jacobsone@montclair.edu or 873-655-3471

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

The Graduate School at graduateschool@montclair.edu or 973-655-5147.