Navigate the steps toward professional New York State certification as a leader in literacy education. Meet our education faculty.
About the Program
The master’s program in literacy at Medaille College is for professionals who are initially certified. Our program empowers you to be a strong classroom teacher as well as literacy leader and prepares you to navigate the steps toward professional New York State certification.
Choose Medaille College for your master's in education to be provided:
Flexible hybrid delivery.
Buffalo; fall and summer start
Birth–Grade 6 and Grades 5–12: 45 credits
Birth–Grade 6: 36 credits
Grades 5–12: 36 credits
Evening hybrid classes with practica held summers and after school
Practitioner-educators with real-world experience as teachers and administrators
Courses, Requirements & Policies
"No program or curriculum can replace the expertise of a knowledgeable literacy teacher."
– Michelle Cefaratti, Ed.M., Program Director, M.S.Ed. Literacy & Advanced Certificate in Literacy
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.
Office of Student Teaching and Certification
Visit the Office of Student Teaching and Certification
2021-22 Handbook for M.S.Ed. and Advanced Certification in Literacy