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

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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
  3. SUNY has adopted a new admission requirement for initial certification teacher preparation programs effective fall 2015. Anyone applying to the fall 2015 semester and beyond must take and submit scores for either the GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to be considered for admission to a graduate education program here at The College at Brockport.

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          

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): Students are also required to complete DASA training for program completion.


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.