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Program Goals

All Students We Graduate:

  • Demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge. They use research, theory, and practice to guide instructional decision-making.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching skills in their area of specialization.


MS Literacy Program Goals (B-6, 5-12, B-12)

Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Within their chosen level of instruction, our graduates will have a firm, research-based and theoretically-grounded understanding of:

  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Individual and Cultural Differences 
  • Methods and Materials
  • Literacy, Society, and Families
  • Task Difficulty
  • Assessment of Literacy
  • Teacher Learning Communities
  • Prevention and Solution of Literacy Difficulties
  • Technology
  • Organization of Instruction
  • NYSED Standards and Core Curriculum
  • Self-Extended Learning 

Teaching Skills

We expect graduates from our program to be proficient in the following:

  • Teaching Routines
  • Teaching Reading and Writing
  • Children's Literacy Development
  • Creating Literacy Contexts
  • Instructional Decisions
  • Learning Communities for Students
  • Learning Communities for Teachers
  • Organizing Instructional Contexts  
  • Communication


MS Early Childhood and Childhood Education Program Goals

Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Within their chosen level of instruction, our graduates will have a firm, research-based and theoretically-grounded understanding of:

  • Language and Content Knowledge Development
  • Individual and Cultural Differences
  • Methods and Materials
  • Literacy in Society
  • Task Difficulty
  • Assessment
  • Prevention and Solution of Content Knowledge Difficulties
  • Technology
  • NYSED Standards and Core Curriculum
  • Self-Extended Learning