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Literacy Acquisition and Development

12 months
855 USD/credit 27360 USD/year
855 USD/credit 27360 USD/year
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This 32-credit master’s degree in Literacy Acquisition and Development at The City University of New York is designed to develop excellent literacy professionals based on the standards of the International Reading Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 


Participants in the master’s degree in Literacy Acquisition and Development at The City University of New York will learn how to teach literacy to students from culturally, linguistically, socio-economically, and developmentally-diverse backgrounds. Graduate students will integrate in-depth knowledge of current research with active inquiry into literacy methodologies. 

Admission requirements

Admission requires candidates to be initially certified by New York State in early childhood, childhood, or secondary education, ESL, bilingual education or special education. Students should select preparation for either the Birth to 6th Grade or the 5th-12th Grade literacy certificate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy Strategies: From Birth to 6th grade
  • First and Second Language and Literacy Acquisition
  • Negotiating Curriculum Standards, Children's Inquiries and Appropriate Multicultural Materials for Children from Birth to Grade 6
  • Home-School Partnerships for Literacy Development
  • Literacy for Struggling Readers and Writers
  • Writing for Teachers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee of $75
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Language Test Requirements: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson (PTE) or Duolingo

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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