Master of Science in Education - Literacy Education

General

Program Description

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

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 a 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

"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

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Curriculum

Option 1: Certification in Birth-Grade 6 and Grades 5 - 12 Option 2: Certification in Birth-Grade 6 Option 3: Certification in 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) 
  • 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) 







  • 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: 45 Total Credit Hours: 36 Total Credit Hours: 36

Practica

Along with academic classes, students enrolled in the M.S.Ed. in a 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.

"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

Medaille Fits Your Life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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