The Literacy program requires a minimum 2-year commitment to part-time study. Students admitted during the spring application period begin the program in the summer or fall. The degree leads to New York State (NYS) certification as a Literacy Birth - Grade 6 teacher. It also meets the state's permanent/professional certification requirements for teachers with provisional/initial certification.
A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Valid NYS provisional Elementary (Pre K-6) certification or initial certification in Early Childhood (Birth-grade 2) or Childhood (Grades 1-6).
Students who have completed all of the prerequisites at the time of application will receive full admission consideration to the program.
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