- Fall: August 1
- Spring: December 15
- Summer: May 1
There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.
- A NYS initial or professional teacher certification in any area
- Transcripts from all schools attended (with at least a 3.0 GPA)
- Three letters of recommendation (see Special Notes below)
- Program-specific application questions
This program leads to certification as a Literacy Specialist. This program is not available to international applicants. This program is available fully online (Birth -6th grade and 5th -12th grade tracks only) to full-time teachers pending permission for practicum experiences within your school district (contact Reisha Rieder for more information [email protected]).
The Literacy program requires three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a college/university professor/instructor. The other two letters can come from individuals who have observed you in a professional context. All the recommendations should come from people who would be able to evaluate your capability for academic success.
Complete all questions on the application and take your time with the written questions. We read your responses carefully, not only for what you say but also to learn how you express your thoughts in writing. Be candid about your goals, experiences, and your own literacy abilities.
This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If applicants have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.
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