Master of Science in Applied Literacy
This fully online 30-credit Master of Science program in Applied Literacy provides targeted coursework in curriculum, instruction, and assessment and prepares individuals to be better teachers of literacy, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening, in their content area classrooms. Program courses focus on the literacy needs of diverse learners, including English-language learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities (SWDs). Emphasis is placed upon the planning, presentation and incorporation of teaching and learning strategies that promote student comprehension. Additionally, teachers will further develop their understandings about language and literacy learning, differentiation of instruction, and the importance literacy skills play in their content area instruction and assessment. Literacy development of upper level elementary, middle and high school students will be studied primarily through a content area lens and practical classroom applications. This program does not lead to New York State certification in literacy. Teachers with New York State Initial Certification may be able to receive a Professional Teacher Certification in the area of their initial certificate through NYSED TEACH Certificate Progression Pathway.