LEECE - Literacy Education Program - Graduate Society of Reading

Literacy, Elementary, and Early Childhood Education

Literacy Education Programs


Graduate Society of Reading


Mission Statement

The Graduate Society of Reading (GSR) is an organization dedicated to serving graduate students enrolled in Reading and Language Arts programs in the Department of literacy, Elementary, and Early Childhood Education. The GSR offers graduate students a forum for networking with educational professionals and provides a variety of opportunities for graduate students to become active members in their profession.


The Graduate Society of Reading (GSR) is run by graduate students and has one standing committee, the executive committee. The executive committee consists of the president, the treasurer, the secretary and the faculty advisor. The executive committee is responsible for submitting budget requests, corresponding with the Graduate Student Association, and attending events organized by the GSR. If you are interested in serving on the executive committee please contact the faculty advisor at mulcahy_cam@ccsu.edu.

Events sponsored or organized by the GSR

The Graduate Society of Reading secures funding from the Graduate Student Association to sponsor networking and professional events for our graduate students. In past years we have supported the following events:

The Annual Literacy Essentials Conference

Now in its 11th year, the Annual Literacy Essentials Conference is a daylong conference for graduate students and literacy professionals focusing on current topics in the field of literacy education. Noted educators such as Ernest Morrell, Tom Newkirk, Beth Olshansky, Tim Rasinski, Sharon Taberski, and Jacqueline Woodson have been keynote speakers. The Annual Literacy Essentials Conference provides networking opportunities for our graduate students and provides a venue where they can present their own work and attend presentations on recent research and classroom instruction.

The Central Connecticut Writing Project Fall Conference

This conference is hosted by our Department and is free to our students. The conference invites current graduate students, Writing Fellows, teachers, writers and professors to attend an evening conference that showcases work done by students enrolled in the Central Connecticut Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute.

Teacher Talk

This is a professional inquiry group for graduate students and alumni of the Department of Literacy, Elementary, and Early childhood Education. The group focuses its inquiry on current trends in literacy education. One aim of this group is to support students as they prepare for and complete their Seminar in Literacy Research.

Cara M. Mulcahy, Faculty Advisor
(860) 832-2182