Post-Master's Program

This non-degree program leads to New York state  professional certification in literacy in either Birth-Grade 6 or Grades 5-12.

Program is Ideal For

Someone with a bachelor's and master's degree and New York state teaching certification who wants to add certification in literacy.


What to Expect

  • Complete the program in three semesters in a hybrid program that is a blend of face-to-face and online learning experiences.
  • Engage in 60 hours of field work in our on-campus Marie Callahan Reading Clinic and in a school placement. School placement may be a candidate's place of employment.
  • Complete coursework to become eligible for New York State certification in Literacy Birth-Grade 6 or Grades 5-12.

Curriculum 

15-21 credit hours - Up to six credit hours may be transferred in with program director approval if taken within the past five years and if appropriate to the certification program.

Birth - Grade 6

  • LTED 600 - Foundations of Literacy
  • LTED 609 - Linguistics and Language Acquisition for the Literacy Specialist
  • LTED 612 - Literacy and the Diverse Learner
  • LTED 614 - Literacy in the Elementary Content Areas
  • LTED 640 - Introduction to Literacy Assessment, Evaluation & Instruction (Elementary)
  • LTED 641 - Advanced Literacy Assessment, Evaluation & Instruction (Elementary)
  • LTED 642 - Campus-Based Practicum

Grades 5-12

  • LTED 600 - Foundations of Literacy
  • LTED 609 - Linguistics and Language Acquisition for The Literacy Specialist
  • LTED 612 - Literacy and the Diverse Learner
  • LTED 625 - Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas
  • LTED 660 - Introduction to Literacy Assessment, Evaluation & Instruction (Secondary)
  • LTED 661 - Advanced Literacy Assessment, Evaluation & Instruction (Secondary)
  • LTED 662 - Campus-Based Practicum

Certification tests to be completed during the program:

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) - Literacy

Application Process

Requirements

  1. Certification: You must hold a teaching certification in New York State 
  2. Apply: Submit the online application.

Application requirements include:

  • A completed online application
  • Professional statement as described in the application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Copy of verification of teacher certification from the TEACH website
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé

 Application Deadline

  • Fall term: rolling through Aug. 15
  • Spring term*: rolling through Jan. 1

*Spring term: In order to be enrolled in at least two classes per semester, fall semester start is recommended. If opting to start in the spring semester, a candidate is eligible to enroll in one class in the spring, followed by one class in the summer B semester. Remaining coursework can be completed over the following academic year.


Tuition and Fees

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