Literacy Specialist, M.Ed. | Online (optional) | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, United States
24 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Literacy Specialist program of the University at Buffalo focuses on developmental reading, including study of developmental readers, reading processes, and reading instruction at the pre-school and emergent level, elementary grades and secondary grades.


Another major focus area of the Literacy Specialist program of the University at Buffalo is the study of reading difficulties, including classroom and clinical assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of reading. Through our program, you can obtain dual certifications: B–6 Literacy Specialist and 5–12 Literacy Specialist.

About the Literacy Specialist program

The features of our program include:

  • clinic-based practicum in the diagnosis and reading re-mediation of struggling readers in the University at Buffalo Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction and a classroom-based summer practicum at a school in a local district
  • knowledge of the theories, methods and materials of reading instruction, language instruction, reading assessment and diagnosis
  • study of literacy and technology; adolescent literacy practices; and content area reading instruction, language, literacy and culture

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy Acquisition & Instruction Pre-K/2
  • Childhood Literacy Methods
  • Middle Childhood/Adolescent Literacy Methods
  • Language, Literacy and Culture
  • Improving Instruction in Elementary Language Arts
  • Classroom Literacy Assessment & Instruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for this program, you must have applied for, or received, initial New York State teacher certification
  • You must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Application fee: A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Test scores
  • Contact information for two individuals who will each be asked to provide an electronic recommendation letter
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Statement of education and career goals
  • Official original proof of your degree
  • A course-by-course transcript evaluation by a NACES member organization
  • A copy of your passport biographical page
  • Official test scores for either the TOEFL, the IELTS or PTE
  • Financial documentation
  • An official bank statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 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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