Literacy Education, Birth - Grade 6
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
The programs in literacy education provide academic study and supervised field experiences at the elementary or secondary school levels for students holding New York State initial certification in early childhood education, childhood education, special education, (or speech/language), ESL, or a grade 7-12 academic subject. Individuals are prepared to assume leadership roles as competent and qualified literacy teachers, specialists and consultants. The completion of this degree and other requirements leads to New York state certification* as a literacy teacher.
Students must complete the degree within five years of matriculating in the program and must earn a cumulative average of B or better to graduate. See also: Graduate School Academic Policies.
For Binghamton University Literacy Program graduates ONLY, an Additional Certification in Literacy is available.
Literacy Education, Birth-Grade 6
Minimum Requirements for Degree (courses are subject to change)
This program requires a minimum of 36 credit-hours. Students who have completed some program requirements prior to matriculation may take other appropriate courses as electives with the adviser's approval.
|LTRC 506||Early Language and Emergent Literacy||4 credits|
|LTRC 513||Language and Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners in K-12 Classroom||4 credits|
|LTRC 515||Current Research, Theory, and Practices in Literacy Instruction||4 credits|
|LTRC 516||Writing Instruction and Literacy for the Content Areas||4 credits|
|LTRC 517||Culturally Diverse Literature for Children and Adolescents||4 credits|
Literacy Assessment and Teaching (prerequisite: LTRC 515)
|EDUC 541||Applied Research Techniques||4 credits|
|SPED 501||Introduction to Special Education||4 credits|
Supervised Practicum - 4 credits
LTRC 592. Practicum and Seminar in Literacy Leadership 4 credits
Students concurrently complete a position paper that includes a survey of the literature and an action research component.
Plan of Study Form
The following link provides students and advisors with a form to guide students through the requirements.
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