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Literacy Education, Birth–Grade 6, Professional Certification

New York University

12 months
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56010 USD/year
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At the Literacy Education, Birth–Grade 6, Professional Certification MA program from New York University, you’ll develop your expertise as a literacy specialist in general education or within a content discipline through course work and field experiences, and become eligible for the New York State Literacy Specialist Certificate.

Overview

Nationally recognized, full-time faculty members will teach most of your courses, ensuring that you learn:

  • Explicit techniques for teaching reading and writing skills to pre-kindergarten and elementary school students of all learning levels 
  • Methods for meeting the literacy needs within specific subject areas such as science, math, English, and social studies
  • Supportive strategies for the literacy and language development of diverse learners at varying developmental stages, skill levels, and socio-cultural contexts
  • A diagnostic-intervention protocol to guide all children's progress toward English Language Arts (ELA) standards
  • Leadership skills for facilitating school literacy improvement as a literacy coach

Careers and Outcomes

The Literacy Education, Birth–Grade 6, Professional Certification MA program from New York University is open to candidates who hold or are eligible for initial teaching certificates in Early Childhood or Childhood Education. This degree leads to eligibility for the New York State Literacy Specialist Certificate. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a number of careers including:

  • Classroom teacher or interventionist with specialized expertise teaching reading and writing in public or private preschools and schools through grade 6
  • School literacy specialist or literacy coach, including through the NYC DOE literacy specialist hiring initiative
  • Literacy expert in clinical settings, including private tutoring, dyslexia intervention, and psychoeducational centers
  • Editor or publisher of educational materials for literacy teaching and assessment

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • First and Second Language Development: Building a Foundation for Literacy
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Reading Theory and Practices in Early Childhood/Childhood
  • Writing Theory and Practices in Early Childhood/Childhood
  • Policies and Politics of Literacy
  • Texts, Tools, and Culture
  • Facilitating School Literacy Reform
  • Clinical Literacy Practicum in Early Childhood/Childhood

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement Of Purpose
  • Letters Of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GRE or MAT
  • Proficiency in English
  • Teacher Certification - You are required to scan and upload evidence of your teacher certification, credential, or license as part of your application. If you are currently in school and expect to receive your teacher's certification after you graduate, you will use this section on the application to upload a note indicating this.

Tuition Fee

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    56010 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56010 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    56010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56010 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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