Literacy is more than the capacity to read and write – it is the ability to apply reading and writing skills to effectively connect, interpret and communicate information and ideas in today’s world. Consider a Master of Science in Education-Literacy degree if you would like to advance your teaching career in a specialty that may be the most important factor in a child’s educational development.
The Master of Science in Education - Literacy program combines academic courses in an online format with two 25-hour practicums that can be completed at a school near you to meet your needs as a working education professional.
You will be prepared to become an expert in literacy instruction—in your classroom, as an intervention teacher, or as a literacy coach for the school or district.
This program meets New York State requirements for Literacy (All Grades) certification for those who already hold an initial teaching certification.
- EDR 507 Reading to Grow: K-12 Literature & Social Justice
- EDR 508 Emergent Literacy
- EDR 509 Teaching Reading in Classrooms of Diversity
- EDR 600 Role of the Literacy Specialist
- EDR 601 PreK-4: Diagnosis and Diagnostic Teaching Clinical Practicum
- EDR 604 Advanced Practicum: Grades 5-12
Students will complete two, 25-hour practicum/field experiences in grades preK-4 and 5-12. Students do not need to come to campus to complete their practicum field experiences.
Those who already hold a master’s degree in education should consider Canisius’s Literacy B-6 Advanced Certificate program that prepares students for NY State literacy certification in just 6 courses.