Master's Degree in Literacy | Become a Literacy Education Leader and Prepare for NYS Teaching Certification in Buffalo, NY

Master's Degree in Literacy | Become a Literacy Education Leader and Prepare for NYS Teaching Certification in Buffalo, NY

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Literacy Education (MSEd)

Navigate the steps toward professional New York State certification as a leader in literacy education. Meet our education faculty.

The knowledge and confidence I gained because of Medaille has made teaching early readers and writers the best part of my school day.

Catie Beth Sulski ’08, ’10

About the Program

The master’s program in literacy at Medaille College is for professionals who are initially certified. Our program empowers you to be a strong classroom teacher as well as literacy leader and prepares you to navigate the steps toward professional New York State certification.

 

Choose Medaille College for your master's in education to be provided:

Personalized guidance.

Flexible hybrid delivery.

Guaranteed classes.

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Program Specs

Campus:
Buffalo; fall and summer starts

Credits:
Birth–Grade 6 and Grades 5–12: 45 credits
Birth–Grade 6: 36 credits
Grades 5–12: 36 credits

Delivery:
Evening hybrid classes with practica held summers and after school

Faculty:
Practitioner-educators with real-world experience as teachers and administrators

Admission Requirements

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"No program or curriculum can replace the expertise of a knowledgeable literacy teacher."

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

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MSEd Literacy Curriculum
Option 1:
Certification in Birth - Grade 6 and Grades 5 - 12

EDL 580 Methodologies in the Reading Processes (3) 

EDL 581 Early Language Development and Literacy (3) 

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

EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers (3) 

EDL 584 Teaching Writing through the Developmental Process (3)

EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy: Transacting with Literature (3) 

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

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

EDL 653 Assessment III: Diagnosis and 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) 

EDL 690 Leadership in Literacy (3)

EDL 692 Literacy Portfolio (3) 

EDU 508 DASA Seminar (0)  

ESP 608 Assessment of Students with Disabilities at the Childhood and Middle Childhood Levels (3) 

Total Credit Hours: 45

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MSEd Literacy Curriculum
Option 2:
Certification in Birth - Grade 6

EDL 580 Methodologies in the Reading Processes (3)

EDL 581 Early Language Development and Literacy (3) 

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

EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers (3)

EDL 584 Teaching Writing through the Developmental Process (3) 

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

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

EDL 671 Practicum I: Early Intervention (3)

EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary (3)

EDL 690 Leadership in Literacy (3)

EDL 692 Literacy Portfolio (3)  

EDU 508 DASA Seminar (0)

ESP 608 Assessment of Students with Disabilities at the Childhood and Middle Childhood Levels (3) 

Total Credit Hours: 36

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MSEd Literacy Curriculum
Option 3:
Certification in Grades 5 - 12

EDL 580 Methodologies in the Reading Processes (3) 

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

EDL 583 Creating Strategic Readers and Writers (3) 

EDL 584 Teaching Writing through the Developmental Process (3)

EDL 585 Adolescent Literacy: Transacting with Literature (3) 

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

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

EDL 676 Practicum II: Elementary (3)

EDL 681 Practicum III: Adolescent (3)  

EDL 690 Leadership in Literacy (3) 

EDL 692 Literacy Portfolio (3)

EDU 508 DASA Seminar (0) 

ESP 608 Assessment of Students with Disabilities at the Childhood and Middle Childhood Levels (3)

Total Credit Hours: 36

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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

 

Office of Student Teaching and Certification

Visit the Office of Student Teaching and Certification

 

Student Handbook

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

 

Graduate Catalog

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

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Medaille College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Medaille College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.
 

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