School of Education and Human Services
Buffalo, NY 14208
New York State Literacy Certification, Master of Science in Literacy Education
The Online MS in Literacy meets New York State requirements as a literacy specialist and is recognized by the International Literacy Association for meeting the highest level of its standards. The Master in Literacy program combines academic courses – in a online format- to meet your needs as a working education professional. If you hold a NYS initial teaching certification, the program enables you to earn NYS Professional Certification/Literacy certification in either birth through grade 6 or grades 5 through 12.
A two week practicum in Buffalo, NY is required. Housing is available at a discounted rate.
Literacy is more than the capacity to read and write – it is the ability to apply reading and writing skills to effectively connect, interpret and communicate information and ideas in today’s world. Consider a Master in Literacy if you would like to advance your teaching career in a specialty that may be the most important factor in a child’s educational development.
You will be prepared to become an expert in literacy instruction—in your classroom, as an intervention teacher, or as a literacy coach for the school or district. You will have opportunities to work with tutoring programs offered at the Literacy Center. You also work with a literacy specialist at a school as you complete practicum work. Each concentration involves working with children in a clinical setting and applying research-tested approaches for literacy instruction.
Accreditation:The School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
International Student Requirements:Additional Requirements for International Students Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form. International students who have completed university coursework outside the U.S. and Canada are required to have their transcripts and degrees evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score, or a CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) score. TOEFL: 79 IBT or 550 PBT IELTS: 6.5 overall CAEL: 70 overall Students from Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are waived from the language proficiency requirement. Student who completed a 4 year degree (on campus) at a U.S. college/university are waived from the language proficiency requirement.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 33
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $819 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999