Post-Masters Program in Literacy Education leading to NYS Professional Certificate in Literacy Specialist, B-6
Applicants are required to hold a Masters degree in Childhood Education and NYS initial certificate in Childhood Education 1-6 or approved equivalents. Applicants may enter the program only as matriculating students.
Contact Graduate Admissions (718-997-5200) for application deadlines and further information
Maintenance in the program and certification:
To continue in the program, students must consult with their advisor once a year, maintain a B average, and receive no grade lower than B- in any course. Upon successful completion of program coursework, students are eligible for NYS professional certification in Literacy Specialist B-6.
EECE 764 Learning the Content Areas in Multilingual Settings: Teaching and Assessment (3cr.) Examines teaching strategies for multilingual classrooms, Students practice different methodologies in teaching content areas in the first and second language. Consideration is given to the evaluation issues related to language and content in the bilingual-multicultural classroom.
EECE 801 The Role of the Literacy Specialist (3cr.) Provides the literacy specialist with the knowledge, skills, and processes necessary to collaborate with other professionals in the school and community.
EECE 802 Teaching Strategies for the Literacy Specialist (3cr.) Presents the various techniques that the literacy specialist will need. This course prepares literacy specialists to use their knowledge of literacy teaching techniques to meet the needs of individuals, small groups, and whole classes.
EECE 803 Authentic Assessment (3cr.) Provides the literacy specialist with the knowledge and skills necessary for the use of authentic assessment. Teachers practice classroom diagnostic procedures to assess, analyze, and provide instruction to enhance the reading and writing performance of students.
EECE 804 Standards-Based Assessment (3cr.) Provides the literacy specialist with the knowledge and skills of standardized assessments. Teachers will learn techniques for using and interpreting standardized test to assess, analyze, and provide instruction to enhance the reading and writing performance of students.
EECE 805 Practicum (3cr.) Provides an opportunity for teachers to use the knowledge and skill they have gained from their coursework to work with children who are struggling with literacy. Teachers will administer appropriate tests, analyze these tests, and implement appropriate instructional intervention for each child.