The Center for Literacy Development offers many services to assist teachers, coaches, supervisors, principals, and other educators to improve their schools literacy programs and their own learning.

Coaching and Intervention Services

The center provides experienced consultants to do workshops, coaching, and modeling strategies to enhance teacher performance and student achievement. Professional development is tailored to your school’s needs. We can also offer on site Rutgers courses for credit (additional fees apply). This year we are coaching in schools in:

Roselle Park


West Orange


New Brunswick

Islamic school in Paterson




Fort Lee

The Rutgers Read Club

The After-School Reading Program, designed by the Literacy Center, provides an on-site intervention model for struggling readers performing below grade level, but not classified. Tutoring is done twice a week for 12 weeks; students can graduate or continue at the end of the program. Tutors are district teachers who can be compensated with designated after-school funds or grant money. A three-hour professional development session will be provided for participating tutors.

Full Day Speaker Series

We had four full day meetings in our professional development series this past academic year. National literacy experts addressed current issues of practice based on theory and research.

Current Issues in Education

When important issues in education on any topic arise, we will offer additional meetings.

Hybrid and Online Courses

Those attending meetings can receive course credit that can lead towards a Reading Specialist Certification. For course credit, there are assignments, online meetings, and additional fees.


Look for current events in literacy instruction from the national scene in our online newsletter. You will find practical ideas for your classroom plus articles that feature some of our projects and upcoming events.