Master of Arts in Education: Special Education, Literacy

Dr. Michael Finetti, Director

The Master of Arts in Special Education with a specialization in literacy is designed for individuals who have already earned a certification in either elementary or secondary education. The literacy specialization focuses on students with reading and learning disabilities. Individuals who successfully complete the program will develop effective classroom management skills, assessment techniques, training, diagnosis and treatment of children with learning disabilities, and the use and application of assisted technology. Individuals who successfully complete this program will earn certification as a teacher of students with disabilities.

This program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Required Courses
GE-614Overview of Educational Disabilities for Specialized Instruction3
GE-616Effective Classroom Management and Behavior Intervention3
GE-617Assisting Students with Special Needs in the General Education Classroom3
GE-618Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities3
GE-570Foundations of Reading Curriculum Design and Development3
GE-571Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with Learning Disabilities3
GE-574Diagnosis of Children with Reading Problems3
GE-577Research Seminar in Literacy3
GE-652Curriculum Development for Students with Disabilities3
Approved Electives
Select two of the following:6
Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Assistive Technology - Uses and Application
Strategies for Home, School and Community Relationships
Special Education and School Law
Total Credits33