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 advisor's approval.

Required Courses:

This table contains list of required courses for Literacy Education Masters Program
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
LTRC  518

Literacy Assessment and Teaching (prerequisite: LTRC 515)

4 credits
EDUC 541 Applied Research Techniques 4 credits
SPED  501 Introduction to Special Education 4 credits

Supervised Practicum - Four 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 Plan of Study Form for the Literacy Education Grades B-6 MSEd Program provides students and advisors with a form to guide students through the requirements.

After browsing this website, direct questions about Binghamton University's literacy programs to coordinator Erin Washburn via email or at 777-5324.


Last Updated: 11/17/16