Online Master's in
 Literacy Education

Online Master's in <br> Literacy Education

Online Master of Science in Literacy Education Program 

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The online master's program in literacy education is designed to prepare literacy specialists focused on one of two areas: pre-K through sixth grade or fifth grade through 12th grade.

The online literacy graduate program meets New York State requirements for certification as a literacy specialist.  Each concentration in the literacy education master's degree has a component that involves working with children in a clinical setting, research projects that lead to improvements in literacy instruction, and testing and tutoring in the area of literacy skills (reading and writing).

Two weeks of residency is required during the summer to complete the two courses with practicum requirements. The practicums are completed in our Literacy Center on-campus in Buffalo, New York.  The remainder of the coursework for the master's program in literacy education can be completed online. 

The master's degree in literacy education is also offered in the traditional on-campus format. For more information about our on-campus graduate literacy program, visit the program web site.

For more information about our online program in literacy education, contact us by email at GradAdmissions@canisius.edu, call toll free 800-950-2505 or locally 716-888-2545.

Online MS in Literacy Curriculum

 
 

Literacy Certification, Birth - Grade 6:

For candidates holding Initial Childhood Education Certification
(recommended progression for Fall start)

EDR 501       Reading & Writing in the Content Area - 3
EDR 508       Emergent Literacy - 3
EDR 502       Foundations of Literacy Instruction - 3
EDR 509       Teaching Literacy with Diverse Populations - 3
EDR 610       Diagnosis - 3
EDR 612       Practicum I (held on campus for one week) - 3
EDR 603       Advanced Practicum (held on campus for one week) - 3
EDR 510       Creating a Literate Environment - 3
EDR 515       Measurement and Statistics - 3
EDR 616       Research Techniques in Reading - 3
EDR 600       Literacy Curriculum and the Role of the Reading Specialist - 3

Total 33 credit hours


Literacy Certification, Grades 5 - 12

For candidates holding Initial Adolescence Education Certification
(recommended progression for Fall start)

EDR 503       Reading in the Secondary School - 3
EDR 504       Adolescent Literacy - 3
EDR 502       Foundations of Literacy Instruction - 3
EDR 509       Teaching Literacy with Diverse Populations - 3
EDR 611       Diagnosis - 3
EDR 613       Practicum I (held on campus for one week) - 3
EDR 604       Advanced Practicum (held on campus for one week) - 3
EDR 510       Creating a Literate Environment - 3
EDR 515       Measurement and Statistics - 3
EDR 616       Research Techniques in Reading - 3
EDR 600       Literacy Curriculum and the Role of the Reading Specialist - 3

Total 33 credit hours

Graduate Portfolio Requirement

Meetings are regularly scheduled to review portfolio requirements. Course instructors will also designate that certain assignments be included in the portfolio.