12 months
799 USD/credit 23970 USD/year
799 USD/credit 23970 USD/year
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A College of Saint Rose master’s degree in Literacy prepares educators to teach young people the reading and writing skills they need to excel in school, life and work. 


Candidates gain practical experience in local schools and in a refugee center close to campus. They learn to support both local and immigrant populations in ways that are interactive and engaging.

The College of Saint Rose's Literacy programme strives to foster creativity, critical thinking and caring citizenship. These attributes are the core of effective literacy practice. Our program seeks to prepare literacy professionals who have a solid knowledge base and impeccable ethical qualities to make high level professional decisions in working with students with diverse needs. 

To accomplish this, our course work provides both literacy theory and guided teaching experiences in various educational settings. We challenge our candidates to be competent, compassionate and reflective teachers who are committed to being strong advocates for their students.

Career options:

  • Classroom teachers
  •  Literacy specialists
  •  Coaches
  •  Program coordinators


The specialized accrediting agencies noted below are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation: Programs offered by The College of Saint Rose for the preparation of all school professionals, leading to initial and advanced certifications, are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Educational Research
  • Research Seminar:Literacy
  • Teaching Portfolio in Literacy
  • Advanced Literacy Improvement
  • Theories/Teaching Writing
  • Theories of Literacy
  • Literacy Coaching
  • Literacy for English Language Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall Enrollment: June 1 - priority deadline


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $40 application fee starting Nov 1st, 2018.
  • Statement of Purpose (approximately 300 words)— An effective Statement of Purpose will provide faculty reviewers with an understanding of the applicant’s objectives and motivation for pursuing a graduate degree or certificate.
  • Resume— A current resume is required for all programs.
  • Unofficial Transcripts— eg. electronic copies of official transcripts issued by institutions of higher education.
  • Certification/Licensure Documentation — eg. state licensure examination results, copies of certifications.
  • Test Scores— eg. electronic copies of GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE test results.
  • Visa Documents— eg. passports, financial verification documents.
  • Miscellaneous— eg. WES evaluations, CITE internship forms.
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Exam Scores
  • Proof of English Proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 799 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 799 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Albany

1010 - 1570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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