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Literacy Education (In-Service)

The literacy program at Binghamton University is selective and provides rigorous academic study and supervised field experiences in literacy education for certified teachers of early childhood or childhood education, special education (or speech/language), ESL, or a Grades 7-12 academic subject, and who desire certification as Birth-Grade 6 or Grades 5-12 literacy specialists. Graduates earn a master of science degree in education (MSEd) from Binghamton University and are then eligible to receive New York certification as a teacher of literacy.

The program follows the International Reading Association's Guidelines for the Specialized Preparation of Reading Professionals (1998) and guidelines established by the New York State Commissioner of Education. Integrally woven into the program are understandings of critical literacy, multiculturalism and diversity in relation to race, ethnicity, gender, culture, language, socio-economic background, learning style and ability.

Graduate Degrees Offered

In-service programs

Application Deadlines

  Fall Admission Spring Admission
MSEd February 1 October 15 

Admission Requirements*

The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.

To be eligible, you must have and provide:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required. See details.

Submit the following application materials. Please check the department website for details and any additional requirements.

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university you have attended
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

And, for international applicants:

  • International Student Financial Statement form (PDF)
  • Official bank statement/proof of support
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.

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Tami Mann, Senior Staff Assistant

Marla Mallette, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

MSEd in Literacy Education (B-6)

MSEd in Literacy Education (5-12)

Graduate School of Education application information

Graduate School of Education website

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Last Updated: 5/26/15