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Literacy

The City University of New York

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
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About

The faculty in the Transformative Literacy Program at The City University of New York is committed to the exploration of expansive notions of literacy and the intersections of literacy and inequities for the purpose of developing equitable educational structures and practices. 

Overview

Therefore, we concern ourselves with how candidates and students read, write, speak, listen to, think about, interact with, and create the plethora of texts that exist in their worlds. In addition to valuing print-based texts, we examine the reading and writing of audio, visual, gestural, spatial, and body texts. In our teaching we build on candidates’ strengths, build curriculum at The City University of New York around candidates’ lives, communities and cultures, and incorporate the creativity and insights of candidates as they make sense of the world. Literacy pedagogies link literacy learning with creative problem solving, inquiry-based learning, learning-centered classrooms, and multiple ways of weaving meaning out of the world. In turn, we demonstrate these pedagogical practices as models for candidates to implement with their own students.

Throughout the classes in this program, you will have the opportunities to explore key concepts within literacy including:

  • constructions of literacy assessments that are diverse and multimodal

  • home-school-community connections

  • utilizing literacies as tools to move people from passive objects to active subjects

  • the ways in which literacies can reflect, promote, and sustain bias and discrimination

  • the ways in which literacies can sustain collaborations and support self-actualization and advocacy to improve our lives, the lives of others in our communities, and the lives of people in the world

  • the role of school in the reproducing and changing of society

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emergent to Fluent Literacy (for B-6th Certification)
  • Fluent to Experienced Literacy (for 5th – 12th Certification)
  • Literacy Strategies & Resources Across the Curriculum (for B-6th Certification)
  • Literacy Strategies & Resources Across the Curriculum (for 5th – 12th Certification)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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.
80
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).
6.5
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
80
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).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's Conferred Degree Date. 
  • A 3.0 average in the above degree & prerequisite courses.
  • Three letters of reference: two must be current professional.
  • A successful interview with literacy faculty. 
  • Initial New York State Certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary Education or Special Education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester

Funding

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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