On-Campus* and Online Literacy Education Program
The on-campus MS programs in literacy are for candidates who hold an initial teaching certification and are seeking NY State literacy certification for Birth-Grade 6 or Grades 5-12. Those who do not hold an initial teaching certification can complete the program for Literacy PLUS Childhood Education certification or Literacy PLUS Adolescent Education.
Note: NYS has reciprocal certification with most other states, so please ask about this option.
The On-Campus Literacy Program has four tracks:
- Literacy Birth to Grade 6 (requires Initial Childhood Certification)
- Literacy Grade 5 to Grade 12 (requires Initial Adolescence Certification)
Candidates in the tracks below will initially be assigned to the Childhood or Adolescence Education programs. Once the certification coursework is complete, the candidate may complete the additional coursework needed for literacy certification.
- Literacy Birth to Grade 6 Plus Initial Childhood Certification
- Literacy Grade 5 to Grade 12 Plus Initial Adolescence Certification
*Please note that our on-campus program does include some online courses.
The Online Literacy Program has two tracks: