Literacy Education

Admissions

Admissions Requirements

Candidates must hold an appropriate teaching certificate as a prerequisite for admission to these MA programs. For admission to the MA in Literacy Education, Birth-Grade 6 (LITB), candidates must hold at least a provisional certificate in early childhood/elementary education, or an initial certificate in either early childhood education or childhood education. For admission to the MA in Literacy Education, Grades 5-12 (LITC), candidates must hold at least a provisional certificate in middle or secondary education, or an initial certificate in either middle childhood or adolescence education.

Candidates holding an out-of-state base certificate must apply for a comparable New York State certificate with the New York State Education Department prior to program completion in order to be recommended for the literacy certification in New York State.

How to Apply

See specific application requirements and deadlines for MA in Literacy Education, Birth-Grade 6 (LITB) and the MA in Literacy Education, Grades 5-12 (LITC)

See the Graduate Admissions Application Guide for instructions on how to apply online.

Financing Your Education

Loans and scholarships may be available for qualified applicants to master’s study. See Financial Aid.