Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education | For Educators Who Hold a Master's Degree and are Eligible for Certification

Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education | For Educators Who Hold a Master's Degree and are Eligible for Certification

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Literacy Advanced Certificate

Perfect for professional educators who already hold a master's degree, Medaille's advanced certification in literacy will make you a more marketable teacher. Meet our education faculty.

About the Advanced Certificate in Literacy

The advanced certificate program in literacy at Medaille College is perfect for professional educators who already hold a master's degree and are eligible for certification in New York State. Our advanced certification in literacy requires you to take state-mandated coursework and demonstrate practical literacy teaching abilities, all in just two or three semesters, depending on which track you choose. Earn your advanced certificate in literacy not only to better prepare your students, but also to become a more marketable teacher overall.

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We’re very proud of our literacy programs and how well they prepare students to be effective teachers. Our students benefit from instructors that have real-world experience as literacy specialists and coaches. The coursework offers opportunities for hands-on experiences and a supportive environment in which to grow and work. Our graduates come back to share their knowledge with the students that follow them. It’s a testament to the strength of the program!

Michelle Cefaratti, Ed. M., Program Director, M.S.Ed. Literacy & Advanced Certificate in Literacy

Literacy Advanced Certification Specs

Total Credits:
Birth – Grade 6: 18 credits
Birth – Grade 12: 27 credits

Delivery: Hybrid classes one evening each week and summer or after school practica

Campus: Buffalo; fall, spring and summer starts

 

Admission Requirements

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Gainful Employment Disclosure: Literacy Advanced Certificate

Student Teaching, Certification, Handbook, Catalog & Practica

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2018-19 Handbook for M.S.Ed. and Advanced Certification in Literacy

For information about graduate college-wide and department-specific details, view the Medaille College Graduate Studies Catalog

 

Practica

Along with academic classes, students enrolled in the M.S. Ed. in Literacy program or the Advanced Certification in Literacy program are required by the state of New York to complete 50 (Birth – Grade 6 or Grades 5-12)  or 75 (Birth – Grade 12) clock hours of college-supervised tutoring. These hours are completed in EDL 671, EDL 676, and EDL 681 which are held in our Reading Center on campus or off campus at an educational facility. Learn more about Medaille's Reading Center

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Literacy Advanced Certificate Curriculum
Option 1:
Advanced Certification in Literacy (Birth-Grade 6)

EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence (3)

EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers (3)

EDL 651 Assessment I:  Diagnosis & Remediation of Emergent and Early Readers (3)

EDL 652 Assessment II:  Diagnosis & Remediation of Early and Transitional Readers (3)

EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention (3)

EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary (3)

Total Credit Hours: 18 credits

Literacy Advanced Certificate Curriculum
Option 2:
Advanced Certification in Literacy (Birth-Grade 12)

EDL 582 Word Study: Early Childhood through Adolescence (3) 

EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers (3) 

EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy:  Transacting with Literature (3) 

EDL 651 Assessment I:  Diagnosis & Remediation of Emergent and Early Readers (3) 

EDL 652 Assessment II:  Diagnosis & Remediation of Early and Transitional Readers (3)

EDL 653 Assessment III:  Diagnosis & Remediation of the Adolescent Reader (3) 

EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention (3) 

EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary (3) 

EDL 681 Practicum III: Adolescent (3) 

Total Credit Hours: 27 credits

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