Master of Science in Education, Literacy

Master of Science in Education, Literacy

Total Credits 
Birth–Grade 6: 36 credits
Grades 5–12: 36 credits
Birth–Grade 6 and Grades 5–12: 45 credits
Delivery 
Evening hybrid classes
Practica held summers and after school
Core Program Duration 
Birth–Grade 6 or Grades 5–12: Four semesters (16 months)
Birth–Grade 6 and Grades 5–12: Five semesters (20 months)
Campus 
Buffalo
Accreditation 
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Faculty 
Instructors with real-world experience as teachers and administrators
About the Program 

Medaille’s literacy program is for professionals who are initially certified. Our program empowers you to be a strong classroom teacher as well as a literacy leader and prepares you to navigate the steps toward professional New York State Certification.

Certification Areas
Required Coursework
Practica
Office of Student Teaching and Certification
M.S.Ed. and Advanced Certification in Literacy Handbook
Graduate Catalog

What can you do with this degree?
Graduates of the Literacy Education Master’s Degree program in Buffalo have gone on to careers as
What can you do with this degree? 
Empowered Classroom Teachers
Literacy Specialists
Instructional Coaches
Literacy Consultants

Program Format 
Hybrid

Students attend classes one to two evenings each week

Complete your degree in just four or five semesters

Practica occur after school hours during fall and spring or in the morning during the summer

Fall and summer starts

Admissions Requirements »

Certification Areas

Literacy Birth - Grade 6 and Grades 5 - 12
Literacy Birth - Grade 6
Literacy Grades 5 - 12

 

Required Coursework

Master of Science in Education: Literacy Birth – Grade 12 Certification Track

Courses and Practica
EDU 508 Dignity of All Students Act (DASA) Seminar (0 credits)
EDL 580 Methodologies in the Reading Processes (3 credits)
EDL 581 Early Language Development and Literacy (3 credits)
EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence (3 credits)
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers (3 credits)
EDL 584 Teaching Writing through the Development Process (3 credits)
EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy: Transacting with Literature (3 credits)
EDL 651 Assessment I:  Diagnosis & Remediation of Emergent and Early Readers (3 credits)
EDL 652 Assessment II:  Diagnosis & Remediation of Early and Transitional Readers (3 credits)
EDL 653 Assessment III: Diagnosis & Remediation of the Adolescent Reader (3 credits)
EDL 690 Leadership in Literacy (3 credits)
EDL 692 Literacy Portfolio (3 credits)
ESP 608 Assessment of Students with Disabilities at the Childhood and Middle Childhood Levels (3 credits)
EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention (3 credits)
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary (3 credits)
EDL 681: Practicum III: Adolescent (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 45

Master of Science in Education: Literacy Birth-Grade 6 Certification Track

Courses and Practica
EDU 508 Dignity of All Students Act (DASA) Seminar (0 credits)
EDL 580 Methodologies in the Reading Processes (3 credits)
EDL 581 Early Language Development and Literacy (3 credits)
EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence (3 credits)
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers (3 credits)
EDL 584 Teaching Writing through the Development Process (3 credits)
EDL 651 Assessment I:  Diagnosis & Remediation of Emergent and Early Readers (3 credits)
EDL 652 Assessment II:  Diagnosis & Remediation of Early and Transitional Readers (3 credits)
EDL 690 Leadership in Literacy (3 credits)
EDL 692 Literacy Portfolio (3 credits)
ESP 608 Assessment of Students with Disabilities at the Childhood and Middle Childhood Levels (3 credits)
EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention (3 credits)
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 36

Master of Science in Education: Literacy Grades 5 - 12 Certification Track

Courses and Practica
EDU 508 Dignity of All Students Act (DASA) Seminar (0 credits)
EDL 580 Methodologies in the Reading Processes (3 credits)
EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence (3 credits)
EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers (3 credits)
EDL 584 Teaching Writing through the Development Process (3 credits)
EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy: Transacting with Literature (3 credits)
EDL 652 Assessment II:  Diagnosis & Remediation of Early and Transitional Readers (3 credits)
EDL 653 Assessment III: Diagnosis & Remediation of the Adolescent Reader (3 credits)
EDL 690 Leadership in Literacy (3 credits)
EDL 692 Literacy Portfolio (3 credits)
ESP 608 Assessment of Students with Disabilities at the Childhood and Middle Childhood Levels (3 credits)
EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary (3 credits)
EDL 681: Practicum III: Adolescent (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 36

 

Practica

Along with academic classes, students enrolled in the M.S. Ed. in Literacy program or the Advanced Certification in Literacy program are required by the state of New York to complete 50 (Birth – Grade 6 or Grades 5-12)  or 75 (Birth – Grade 12) clock hours of college-supervised tutoring. These hours are completed in EDL 671, EDL 676, and EDL 681 which are held in our Reading Center on campus or off campus at an educational facility. Please go to the following link for more information on our Reading Center:  www.medaille.edu/reading.

 

Office of Student Teaching and Certification

Link:   https://www.medaille.edu/student-teaching

 

M.S.Ed. and Advanced Certification in Literacy Professional Handbook
2018-19 Handbook for M.S.Ed. and Advanced Certification in Literacy

 

Graduate Catalog

For information about graduate college-wide and department-specific details, click on the link below for the catalog.
https://www.medaille.edu/academics/academic-catalogs

MEDAILLE FITS YOUR LIFE.

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000)
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