Literacy Education (Grades 5 through 12), MSE

30 credits

NYSED 25426/25424

The master’s degree for literacy specialists is designed for certified early childhood, childhood, special education, and TESOL/English teachers who are preparing for professional responsibilities supporting  teachers of grades 5-12. Graduates of the program earn a Master of Science Degree and are qualified and endorsed for New York state certification as a literacy specialist grades 5 through 12 and meet the degree requirement for professional certification in the area of their initial certification.

The program is designed for those preparing for professional responsibilities designing, implementing, and assessing reading and literacy programs for grades 5 through 12. Included within the program is a 50-hour practicum accomplished through 1:1, small group, and whole class experiences.

In addition to the general admission and completion requirements for master’s level study at the Graduate School of Education, candidates must provide evidence of their initial/provisional or permanent/ professional certification as a middle childhood or specialist teacher grades 7 through 12, six credits in Literacy Education, and six credits in Inclusion/Special Education. 

The program is organized for students to enroll in courses in a faculty-guided sequence; specifically CTGE 6500, typically the first course in the program, precedes CTGE 6501 SOCIOCULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DIMENSIONS OF LITERACY; CTGE 6014 ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY PROCESSES: GRADES 5–12, PRACTICUM I precedes CTGE 6018 RESEARCH AND PRACTICE FOR STRUGGLING ADOLESCENT READERS AND WRITERS: GRADES 5–12, PRACTICUM II. CTGE 6551 REFLECTIVE SEMINAR IN LITERACY EDUCATION is the final course in the program, taken with at most one elective course. Students will confer with their faculty adviser each semester during registration.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 0710PORTFOLIO FOR LITERACY EDUCATION0
CTGE 6500INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON LITERACY; LINGUISTIC AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT 13
CTGE 6501SOCIOCULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DIMENSIONS OF LITERACY 13
CTGE 6326PERSPECTIVES ON STANDARDIZED LANGUAGE AND LITERACY ASSESSMENT: POLICY AND PRACTICE 13
CTGE 5840SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 13
CTGE 6014ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY PROCESSES: GRADES 5–12, PRACTICUM I 13
CTGE 6532DEVELOPING LITERACY IN INTERMEDIATE GRADES 13
CTGE 6010CRITICAL LITERACY, INQUIRY, AND LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS 13
CTGE 6006INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES FOR WRITING ACROSS THE 5–12 CURRICULUM 13
CTGE 6018RESEARCH AND PRACTICE FOR STRUGGLING ADOLESCENT READERS AND WRITERS: GRADES 5–12, PRACTICUM II 13
CTGE 6551REFLECTIVE SEMINAR IN LITERACY EDUCATION 13
Total Credits30
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Note: These courses include required fieldwork.

Required Workshops

The following workshops are required for students in this program:

CourseTitleCredits
EDGE 0210CHILD ABUSE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0230SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0260DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAINING0