If you currently teach or plan on teaching and want to learn
more about developmental reading, and are not seeking New York
State teaching certification, our literacy education studies
program will provide you with the tools necessary to achieve your
professional goals. Our program will expand your knowledge of the
theories, methods, and materials of reading, reading instruction,
language, language instruction and reading assessment, enabling you
to develop competencies that will enrich students’
Upon completion of this program, you will be able to design, develop and evaluate authentic learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources as well as demonstrate:
|Academic credential granted||Master of Education (EdM)
|Degree/credentials required for admission||Bachelor's degree|
|Teacher certification granted
|Credits required for completion||30
|Time to completion||2 to 3 semesters full-time
4 to 5 semesters part-time
|Program delivery||On campus or online
|Application deadline||Preferred deadline of Feb. 1 for fall and Nov. 1 for spring. Rolling admissions after deadline for domestic students only, depending on availability.
Apply to this program if you have an interest in literacy
education and are not interested in obtaining a recommendation
for New York State teaching certification. Students that
complete this program without certification can teach outside of
New York State, internationally and within schools that do not
The online literacy education studies EdM program is offered part-time and fully online. It is comprised of 30 credit hours and can be completed in two years.
Requirements (27 credit hours)
Electives (3 credits)
Capstone Event: Comprehensive Exam or Project
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and an interest in literacy education at the graduate level.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Former/Maiden Name: The Graduate School of Education must be made aware if applicants have ever changed their name. If this is the case, be sure to ask the institution sending your transcripts to indicate your current name and any former or maiden names.
Admission Decision: The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. Typically, this takes between 2-4 weeks. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All supporting documents must be uploaded and attached to your online application. This includes unofficial copies of your transcripts and any other documents required for review.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.
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