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Master of Science in Education: Literacy Education, B-12


Designed for individuals who hold (or will soon hold) a NYS teaching certificate in either Early Childhood, Childhood, or an Adolescence (grades 7-12) content area. Leads to certification in Literacy birth-grade 6 and Literacy grades 5-12. Leads to both initial and professional certification.

Admission to the Program

The application process is managed by the Graduate School. Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Valid New York State certification in one of the following areas:
    • Initial Early Childhood Birth-Grade 2
    • Initial Childhood Education Grades 1-6
    • Initial Adolescence, any content area 7-12 (other than foreign language)

Program Requirements

Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.


  • EDI 601 Diversity in Education
  • EDI 634 Teaching Reading to the Child w/Special Needs
  • EDI 645 Research in Literacy Education
  • EDI 730 Literacy Assessment
  • EDI 735 Emergent Language and Literacy
  • EDI 740 Internship I
  • EDI 745 Internship II
  • EDI 736 Literacy Seminar
  • EDI 742 Literacy Policy, Advocacy and Coaching

Minimum Total Credits: 36          


Students who complete this program are eligible for the College’s recommendation for New York State certification. Program completion and submission of the recommendation request form are also required to secure the College’s recommendation. Additional New York state certification requirements must be satisfied to earn certification. Students are advised to consult the Brockport Certification Office.

Department of Education and Human Development

Department Chair: Sue Robb
Location: Brown 282
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Phone: (585) 395-2205
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Vicki L Cook EDD
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(SUNY College At Buffalo)
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Thomas R Giblin EDD
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Lisa J Montanaro MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
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Christine Murray Ph.D
(Syracuse University)

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(University Of Minnesota-Twin Cities)
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Kathleen Olmstead Ph.D
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(Northern Illinois University)
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Sue K Robb Ph.D
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Frank D Rossi CAS
(SUNY College At Geneseo)

Amy L Shema Ph.D
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Janka Szilagyi Ph.D
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Carol Wade Ph.D
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Allison M Wright MS
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