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Literacy Education - Birth-Grade 6, M.Sc.

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Three professional certification tracks within the master’s in literacy education program give you the choice of adding to your teaching credentials in a variety of grade levels.Designed for teachers who hold initial certification, the program offers curricula leading to literacy education certification in:Birth - Grade 6Grades 5-12Birth - Grade 12 


Classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. Each semester (including summer), you have the option of taking 1-3 classes, thereby controlling the tempo of program completion to suit your needs and busy schedule. You can complete the program in just 15 months, if you schedule your classes accordingly.

The program’s curriculum emphasizes teaching strategies, assessment, and literacy program evaluation. Courses are designed to help you, as a literacy educator, create programs that address the strengths and needs of individual learners, as well as make positive connections with families and communities in support of both in- and out-of-school literacy learning.

Programme Structure

  • Nature and Acquisition of Literacy 
  • Language, Literacy, and Diversity 
  • Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction 
  • Practicum in Literacy 
  • Emergent Literacy 
  • Administration and Supervision of Reading and Writing Programs 
  • Literacy Methods and Materials 

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • More details: Rolling admissions.
            • Programme intensity Part-time
            • Credits
              30 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:


              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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              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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            Academic Requirements

            • Completed online application.
            • Application fee.
            • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
            • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable).
            • Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted online. 
            • Current résumé and personal goals statement.
            • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English).

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              920 USD/credit
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            • National Applies to you

              920 USD/credit
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            Living costs for Rochester

            • 1100 - 1600 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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