12 months
18000 USD/year
18000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Take your teaching career to the next level. The Literacy program of Alfred University is a professional certification program for teachers who hold the initial certificate in any teaching area.


While the degree is in literacy, the focus of the Literacy program of Alfred University is preparing teachers to infuse literacy strategies into instructional activities at any grade level or in any content area. The Alfred University Literacy program is an excellent opportunity for teachers in the Corning area who are employed in full-time positions and need to complete courses for the professional certificate.

The Basics

The program consists of a 30 credit, 9 course sequence that may be completed in one calendar year and is ideal for full time teachers. To accommodate normal work schedules, most classes meet for full day sessions on Saturdays, with each course meeting 5 times. Students enter with a cohort and move through the program together on the same schedule.

Program Emphasis

The program emphasizes the practical application of current reading approaches, strategies, materials, methodologies, goal assessment, techniques, evaluation, and professional responsibilities of a literacy specialist. The MSEd in Literacy leads to initial certification in birth through grade 6 literacy and meets the requirements for professional certification in a student’s initial certification area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Competency in the Teaching of Literacy
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques in Literacy
  • Literacy in the Content Area
  • Literature for Children
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Teaching Students with Disabilities in the Inclusive Classroom

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current New York State classroom teaching certification
  • Graduate application
  • Personal statement
  • $60 application fee
  • Undergraduate college transcript for every institution attended and degree level
  • Graduate college transcripts for every institution attended
  • 2 Letters of recommendation – applicants can submit traditional letters, have the recommender fill out a reference report found on the Alfred University website, or can submit both
  • Program interview
  • GRE exam

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Hornell

783 - 1706 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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