Literacy MS

Degree Level: MS

Department: Literacy Teaching and Learning

School or College: School of Education

Track: Birth-Grade 6, Grade 5-Grade 12, Birth-Grade 12

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Required Credentials




Supplemental Documents

All Schools Attended

(including academic and teaching recommendations)


(See Special Notes)

Students must have NYS teacher certification to be eligible for literacy programs.



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No Departmental Assistantship Consideration July 1
Nov. 15
Apr. 23


Special Notes:

This program leads to certification as a Literacy Specialist. This program is not available to international applicants. The test score requirement is for application Fall 2016 and forward. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the Pathways Into Education Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement. 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

Please note: 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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