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.

Admissions at a Glance
Fall Deadline August 1
Spring Deadline January 1
Extended Deadline None
Letters of Reference 1
Essay None
PTE 68
Accepts Non-Matric Yes

Requirements for Matriculation

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.

Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.