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Post-Masters Program in Literacy Education leading to NYS Professional Certificate in Literacy Specialist, B-6
 
Program Requirements
 
Admission:
Applicants are required to hold a Master's in Childhood Education and New York State 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 New York State professional certification in Literacy Specialist B-6.
  
 

Coursework

Foundations, Theory, and Research

 

EECE 745 The Reading-Writing Connection (3 cr.)
Reviews current research on the development of children’s writing and explores how writing can enhance children’s learning to read. Students investigate children’s writing through actual writing samples and strategies. Students also work on their own writing and examine the childhoods of famous writers.
 
EECE 764 Learning the Content Areas in Multilingual Settings: Teaching and Assessment (3 cr.)
Examines teaching strategies for multilingual classrooms. Students practice different methodologies in teaching mathematics, science, social studies, and other 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 (3 cr.)
Provides the literacy specialist with the knowledge, skills, and processes necessary to collaborate with other professionals in the school and community.
 
 EECE 803 Assessment and Instruction I  (3 cr.)
Focuses on the selection and administration of authentic and performance-based assessments and the interpretation of assessment data to inform instruction to support student learning.
 
EECE 804 Assessment and Instruction II  (3 cr.)
Focuses on the selection and administration of standardized assessments and the interpretation of assessment data to inform instruction to support student learning.
 
EECE 805 Practicum (3 cr.)
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.


​Literacy Professional Specialization

 

EECE 764 Learning the Content Areas in Multilingual Settings: Teaching and Assessment (3 cr.) Examines teaching strategies for multilingual classrooms. Students practice different methodologies in teaching mathematics, science, social studies, and other 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 (3 cr.) Provides the literacy specialist with the knowledge, skills, and processes necessary to collaborate with other professionals in the school and community.

 

 

EECE 803 Assessment and Instruction I  (3 cr.)

Focuses on the selection and administration of authentic and performance-based assessments and the interpretation of assessment data to inform instruction to support student learning.

 

EECE 804 Assessment and Instruction II  (3 cr.) Focuses on the selection and administration of standardized assessments and the interpretation of assessment data to inform instruction to support student learning.

 

EECE 805 Practicum (3 cr.) 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.


For more information on the B-6 Literacy Program Practicum, please visit

B-6 Literacy Program Practicum



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 Program Coordinator:

 

Bobbie Kabuto, Ph.D.
718-997-5302 

 
 
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