Foster Literacy Skills in Children and Adults
Share your love of learning and literature with children, teens, and adults in classroom settings and nontraditional learning environments.
In the master's in reading program, you learn about language acquisition, literacy development, and linguistic diversity as you master effective teaching methods, instructional formats, and reading and writing assessment tools.
If you want to work as a private school teacher, after-school program coordinator, prison instructor, professional nanny, child care worker, or other educational service provider, this degree may help you obtain employment and advance your career.
Please note that this degree program does not lead to teacher certification.
Program of Study
The curriculum is regularly updated by school district teachers and administrators to reflect the most current practice standards. Flexible elective options allow you to study literacy subjects that are related to your professional goals.
Literacy in Society
Introduction to research-based strategies, materials, and assessment practices aligned with state and national literacy standards. Topics include children's learning and thinking, instructional planning, instructional tools, text complexity, leveled texts, and more.
Literacy instruction: choose one.
- Classroom Literacy Instruction
- Practicum: Academic Literacy Across Instructional Contexts, 5-12
Literature for youth: choose one:
- Children's Literature
- Practicum: Young Adult Literature
Writing instruction: choose one.
- Teaching Writing, B-6
- Teaching Writing, Grades 5-12
Electives: choose five.
Sample courses: Development in Childhood, Assessment in Education, B-2 Language Acquisition, Media Literacy, B-2 Early Literacy Development, Reading in a Second Language
Master's Research Project
Final MS in Reading Project
For more information contact Reisha Rieder at email@example.com or 518-442-5100.
Graduates usually pursue careers as non-certified/non-licensed reading and writing instructors in private schools, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, penitentiaries, and community learning and continuing education facilities.
Alumni frequently work as pre-school teachers, private school teachers, reading coaches, writing tutors, and literacy volunteers.
Annual Salaries in Albany, NY
- Literacy Coach: $71,880
- Preschool Director: $64,397
- Private Tutor: $43,519
The School of Education has been delivering exemplary online courses for more than 20 years. In 2019, UAlbany online graduate programs in education were ranked 8th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
You can earn your master’s degree part-time or full-time through online courses and/or campus-based evening and summer classes that work with your schedule.
In this designated OpenSUNY+ program, you also have access to comprehensive support services including a 24/7 help desk, online tutoring, and personal advising.
Careers and Advisement
The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
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