Perfect for professional educators who already hold a master's degree, Medaille's advanced certification in literacy will make you a more marketable teacher. Meet our education faculty.
About the Advanced Certificate in Literacy
The advanced certificate program in literacy at Medaille College is perfect for professional educators who already hold a master's degree and are eligible for certification in New York State. Our advanced certification in literacy requires you to take state-mandated coursework and demonstrate practical literacy teaching abilities, all in just two or three semesters, depending on which track you choose. Earn your advanced certificate in literacy not only to better prepare your students, but also to become a more marketable teacher overall.
Courses, Requirements & Policies
Literacy Advanced Certification Specs
Birth – Grade 6: 18 credits
Birth – Grade 12: 27 credits
Delivery: Hybrid classes one evening each week and summer or after school practica
Campus: Buffalo; fall, spring and summer starts
Student Teaching, Certification, Handbook, Catalog & Practica
For information about graduate college-wide and department-specific details, view the Medaille College Graduate Studies Catalog
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. Learn more about Medaille's Reading Center.