Linda Wise, ECEL, CEHS, $373,573 grant from Paterson Public Schools

Dr Linda Wise was awarded a $373,573 grant from Paterson Public Schools for the Reading Specialist Endorsement Program.  With funds from this grant, the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education in the College of  Education and Human Services (CEHS) will prepare a cadre of 20 Paterson teachers to become reading specialists through participation in a 33-credit master's program.

This grant will enable these teachers to meet present and future demands as literacy leaders in the Paterson Public School District. Led by Dr. Wise, an expert in literacy and social context issues in literacy related to urban schools, this two year project will include a combination of supervised hands-on field experience and graduate level coursework taught in the public school district by MSU literacy faculty and qualified Paterson teachers endorsed by the Department.