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Teaching - Adolescent Literacy (MSE), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
Program activities emphasize clinically-rich experiences, evidence-based practices, and technology-infused learning activities. Literacy candidates’ growing understanding of theories of multiple literacies across the curriculum sponsor authentic learning and assessment experiences.
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Overview

Recognizing that literacy is a multi-faceted tool which enriches learning in all subject areas, we draw on the new literacies lens to integrate technology into innovative and traditional traditional learning activities. The program enhances teachers’ understandings of reading-writing-listening-speaking visualizing performing connections.

Graduates are proficient in promoting the effective use of skills and strategies with students from diverse backgrounds who become confident, independent, successful lifelong learners.

Candidates are typically teachers, teacher assistants, or literacy specialists serving in local schools, attending the program on a part-time basis while some enrollees are full-time students.

Program Prerequisites

Candidates must provide evidence of initial/provisional or permanent/professional certification or the equivalent as a teacher of adolescent grades (e.g.: English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, TESOL, Special Education).

Candidates must also provide evidence of having completed 6 credits in language and/or literacy education and six credits in special/inclusive education. Those who have not fulfilled these prerequisites may complete them concurrently with enrollment in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment and Development for Literacy Processes: Practicum I/Adolescence
  • Cognitive and Linguistic Dimensions of Literacy 
  • Critical Literacy: Adolescence 
  • Developing Literacy in Intermediate Level Inclusive Classrooms
  • Instructional Practices for Writing Across the Curriculum/Adolescence
  • Perspectives on Standardized Language and Literacy Assessments: Policy and Practice 
  • Portfolio for Literacy Education 
  • Reflective Seminar for Literacy Leaders
  • Research and Practice for Struggling Readers and Writers: Practicum II/Adolescence 
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociocultural and Developmental Dimensions of Literacy 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Application Review

  • Admission application is considered complete and ready for review only when it consists of your submitted online application and all required supplemental materials.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Provide all recommenders with at least one month’s advance notice to submit their recommendations. To facilitate this process, enter each recommender’s name and email address into the application as soon as you begin filling it out. They will be notified electronically of your request before you submit your application.

GRE Exams

  • GRE exams should be taken at least one month prior to the application deadline to ensure timely receipt of scores by GSAS Admissions. Our GRE school code is 2259.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1404 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1404 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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