Post-Masters Certificate in Literacy (Birth – Grade 6)

The Post-Masters in Literacy is ideal for teachers who would like to develop expertise in the area of Literacy and/or earn additional graduate credits. The program is 18 credits and candidates may transfer in 3 credits. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be recommended for NYS teaching certification in Literacy at the appropriate grade level. Teachers who complete this program will be able to work as reading specialist or literacy coach. The program can be completed in one academic year but candidates may take longer if they wish. Candidates admitted into the program will be assigned an advisor who will ensure that they meet the requirements for the grade level they teach.

Program Requirements (18 credits)

Early Childhood and Childhood Literacy  (Birth-Grade 6)

GED 3301 Language Development: Foundation for Literacy
GED 3303 Diversity Themes in Children’s Literature
GED 3322 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
GED 3325 Assessing and Teaching Students with Literacy Difficulties: Early Childhood and Childhood
GED 6204 Organizing and Supervising the Literacy Program
GED 6202 Literacy Practicum

Candidates are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

To qualify for Literacy certification in New York State candidates must pass the Content Specialty Test (CST) – Literacy