The Reading & Literacy B-12 graduate program is clinically based and requires candidates to work directly with students on developing reading proficiencies. As part of the capstone experience, candidates take two semesters of an intensive practicum in reading. The practicum experience involves work in the Reading Clinic, which is either held on campus or in the Rochester area. This experience allows candidates to interact with reading teachers and support staff, as well as provide one-on-one tutoring for struggling readers after school. The program also has coursework in Literacy theory and methods, childrens' and young adult literature, action research, and research methods.
Applicants to the Reading & Literacy B-12 program must hold initial classroom teaching certification. Successful completion of the program will yield initial certification in Reading & Literacy B-12 and eligibility for New York State professional certification as a literacy teacher when all other professional requirements have been met.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
$423 - $841 USD