Literacy Education (Birth–Grade 6), MSE

30 credits

NYSED 25425/25423

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 pre-school-grade 6 teachers’ efforts to guide students enrolled in preschool through grade 6.

Graduates of the program earn a Master of Science Degree and are qualified and endorsed for New York state certification as a literacy specialist 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 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 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.

The program is organized for students to enroll in specific experiences in a faculty guided sequence; specifically CTGE 6500 INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON LITERACY; LINGUISTIC AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, typically the first course in the program, precedes CTGE 6501 SOCIOCULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DIMENSIONS OF LITERACY; CTGE 6012 ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY PROCESSES: BIRTH–GRADE 6: PRACTICUM I precedes CTGE 6016 RESEARCH AND PRACTICE FOR STRUGGLING READERS AND WRITERS: GRADES 1–6, PRACTICUM II. CTGE 6551 REFLECTIVE SEMINAR IN LITERACY EDUCATION is the final course in the program.

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 6012ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY PROCESSES: BIRTH–GRADE 6: PRACTICUM I 13
CTGE 6002BEGINNING LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS 13
CTGE 6008CRITICAL LITERACY, INQUIRY, AND LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN 13
CTGE 6004INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES FOR WRITING ACROSS THE K–6 CURRICULUM 13
CTGE 6016RESEARCH AND PRACTICE FOR STRUGGLING READERS AND WRITERS: GRADES 1–6, PRACTICUM II 13
CTGE 6551REFLECTIVE SEMINAR IN LITERACY EDUCATION 13
Total Credits30
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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