What You’ll Learn
Literacy is the way people make sense of the world around them. Regardless of what content area you are pursuing for your career, a deep understanding of the essentials of literacy instruction will prepare you for success.
You will enrich your current teaching skills and be ready to pursue a career as a literacy specialist, literary coach, or district-wide director of literacy instruction.
- 100% Online
- Hybrid (Combination of face-to-face & online instruction)
Leads to certification in the following areas: Literacy birth–grade 6 and Literacy grades 5-12
Designed for individuals who hold (or will soon hold) a valid Initial, Professional or Permanent New York State classroom teaching certificate. Leads to both additional certifications and professional certifications.
Our internships engage you in hands-on experiences with diverse students. You will also work closely with experienced faculty and teachers in the field.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for instructional coordinators, particularly those who specialize in the development of reading curricula, should be favorable in the coming years, with a projected employment increase of 10% between 2020-30. This jump in the number of jobs for certified reading specialists reflects the need to meet new standards in education.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 15
Summer Semester: March 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Pursue your own interests by engaging in a meaningful research project, and gain experience presenting your findings to others. This will both enhance your teaching and allow you to become a leader in the field of literacy education.
Financing Your EducationLearn more about scholarships, fellowships, and graduate assistantships.
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