Teaching - Adolescent Literacy (MSE)

Fordham University

12 months
1442 USD/credit
1442 USD/credit
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Teaching - Adolescent Literacy (MSE) Program at Fordham University 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.


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.

Fordham University 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.

Teaching - Adolescent Literacy (MSE) 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Teaching - Adolescent Literacy (MSE)
Fordham University