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
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)
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Practitioner-educators with real-world experience as teachers and administrators
About the Program 

Medaille’s Master’s Degree in Literary Education in Buffalo is designed for professionals who are initially certified in early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, secondary/adolescent, special education, music, art, or speech language pathology. Our program empowers you to be a strong classroom teacher as well as a literacy leader, and prepares you to navigate the steps toward New York State Certification.

2016-17 MSEd in Literacy Handbook

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 

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


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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