University at Albany

M.Sc. Online
12 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Share your love of learning and literature with children, teens, and adults in classroom settings and nontraditional learning environments with the Reading program of University at Albany.


In the Reading program of University at Albany, you learn about language acquisition, literacy development, and linguistic diversity as you master effective teaching methods, instructional formats, and reading and writing assessment tools.

If you want to work as a private school teacher, after-school program coordinator, prison instructor, professional nanny, child care worker, or other educational service provider, this degree may help you obtain employment and advance your career.

Program of Study

The curriculum is regularly updated by school district teachers and administrators to reflect the most current practice standards. Flexible elective options allow you to study literacy subjects that are related to your professional goals.


Graduates usually pursue careers as non-certified/non-licensed reading and writing instructors in private schools, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, penitentiaries, and community learning and continuing education facilities.

Alumni frequently work as pre-school teachers, private school teachers, reading coaches, writing tutors, and literacy volunteers.

Annual Salaries in Albany, NY

  • Literacy Coach: $71,880
  • Preschool Director: $64,397
  • Private Tutor: $43,519

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy in Society
  • Classroom Literacy Instruction
  • Practicum: Academic Literacy Across Instructional Contexts, 5-12
  • Children's Literature
  • Practicum: Young Adult Literature
  • Teaching Writing, B-6

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



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

  • Official transcripts of all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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