Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 6, M.S.E.)
The master’s degree for literacy specialists is designed for certified teachers who are preparing for professional responsibilities supporting pre-school to sixth-grade teachers in literacy.
Graduates of the program earn a Master of Science degree and are qualified and endorsed for New York state certification as a literacy specialist for birth through grade 6. In addition, they meet the requirement for professional certification in the area of their initial certification. Graduates enhance their understanding of reading-writing-learning connections and become increasingly proficient at helping students from diverse backgrounds become confident, successful, lifelong learners. Included as part of the program is a 50-hour practicum accomplished through one-to-one, small-group, and whole-class experiences.
In addition to the general admission and completion requirements for master’s-level study in the Graduate School of Education, applicants must provide evidence of their initial/provisional or permanent/professional certification as an early childhood, childhood, or prek–12 teacher, including completion of 9 credits in Literacy Education and 6 credits in Inclusion/Special Education.
Program of Study
|CTGE 0710||Portfolio for Literacy Education||0|
|CTGE 6500||Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literacy; Linguistic and Cognitive Development 1||3|
|CTGE 6501||Sociocultural and Developmental Dimensions of Literacy 1||3|
|CTGE 6326||Perspectives on Standardized Language and Literacy Assessment: Policy and Practice 1||3|
|CTGE 5840||Second Language Acquisition 1||3|
|CTGE 6012||Assessment and Development of Literacy Processes: Birth-Grade 6: Practicum I 1||3|
|CTGE 6002||Beginning Literacy Development in Inclusive Classrooms 1||3|
|CTGE 6008||Critical Literacy, Inquiry, and Literature for Children 1||3|
|CTGE 6004||Instructional Practices for Writing Across the K-6 Curriculum 1||3|
|CTGE 6016||Research and Practice for Struggling Readers and Writers: Grades 1-6, Practicum II 1||3|
|CTGE 6551||Reflective Seminar in Literacy Education 1||3|
These courses include required fieldwork.