Literacy Education Courses

The master’s degree in Literacy Education for Birth through Grade 12 consists of a 30-credit course of study.  The program can be pursued full time over a year, in a fall-spring-summer sequence, or part time over several years. 

  • ELL 645 - Issues in Educating English Language Learners
  • RED 512 - Children’s and Adolescent Literature
  • RED 613 - Teaching Comprehension
  • RED 614 - Teaching 21st-Century Writers In and Out of School
  • RED 615 - Teaching Academic Writing
  • RED 616 - Teaching Academic Language
  • RED 626 - Early Intervention for Children’s Reading Problems
  • RED 629 - Data-Driven Early Literacy Intervention and Coaching
  • RED 747 - Literacy Clinic

Required Seminars

To be eligible for this New York State teacher certification, students in the Literacy Education B-12 program must complete or have completed training in:

  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Child Abduction Prevention
  • Violence Prevention
  • Fire and Arson Prevention
  • Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Abuse
  • Highway Safety
  • Dignity for All Students

These requirements can be met through a 0-credit course offered through the School of Education. Students must pass an examination that tests the content of all seven modules prior to their first clinical experience.