Graduate Literacy Practicum

What is a Graduate Literacy Practicum

The New York State Education Department requires each candidate to complete 50 practicum hours in order to obtain a literacy certificate. 

Candidates will complete their practicum hours in local classrooms during the Fall semester and at the Marie Callahan Reading Clinic on Nazareth’s campus during the Spring and Summer Semesters.  

Job-Referenced Literacy Placements

Graduate literacy students who are employed by a school district/agency may have the option to complete their practicum hours in a colleague's classroom. 

The colleague must be a certified as a reading specialist and serving in that role.

Eligibility is dependent on New York State Certification Requirements, course requirements, classroom composition, and approval from their Graduate Program Director.

In order to apply for a job reference literacy practicum placement, teacher candidates must complete the Job-Referenced Literacy Practicum Proposal Form no later than the end of the second week of class