2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literacy Education: Birth to Grade 12, MS

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Rachel Brown, 200 Huntington Hall, 315-443-4755, rfbrown@syr.edu

Syracuse University’s 30-credit master’s program in literacy education, birth through grade 12, reflects the latest thinking about literacy instruction. The program aligns with the professional standards of the International Literacy Association and the New York State Teaching and Learning Standards. Through face-to-face instruction, online experiences, and community-based projects, you will learn to provide culturally responsive literacy instruction in classrooms and in school-wide programs where all students are helped to learn at high levels. The literacy education birth-grade 12 program prepares you for a range of jobs in the field of literacy education. Our graduates become outstanding classroom teachers, literacy specialists, and literacy coaches; with additional preparation, some become faculty members in higher education, school administrators, state department administrators, professional development providers, and language arts consultants. Graduates meet the academic requirements for New York State Literacy Birth - grade 6 and Literacy grades 5-12 teaching certificates. 

The program can be pursued full time over a year, in a fall-spring-summer sequence, or part time over several years. It is open only to those who hold or will qualify before beginning the program for a New York State initial teaching certificate in another certificate title.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Acquire knowledge of each student, and demonstrate knowledge of student development and learning to promote achievement for all students

2. Know the content they are responsible for teaching, and plan instruction that ensures growth and achievement for all students

3. Implement instruction that engages and challenges all students to meet or exceed the learning standards

4. Work with all students to create a dynamic learning environment that supports achievement and growth

5. Use multiple measures to assess and document student growth, evaluate instructional effectiveness, and modify instruction

6. Demonstrate professional responsibility and engage relevant stakeholders to maximize student growth, development, and learning

7. Set informed goals and strive for continuous professional growth

Program Requirements

Total Credits Required: 30

Required Courses

Required Seminars

To be eligible for this New York State teacher certification, students in the literacy education birth-12 program must complete or have completed training in:

  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Child Abduction Prevention
  • Violence Prevention
  • Fire and Arson Prevention
  • Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Abuse
  • Highway Safety
  • Dignity for all Students

Degree Awarded: M.S. in Literacy Education: Birth to Grade 12

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