M.S.Ed. On Campus Online


State University of New York Potsdam

24 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Literacy, M.S.Ed. program from State University of New York Potsdam has been designed to meet the certification requirements of the New York State Education Department, as well as the Standards for Literacy Professionals of the International Literacy Association. 


The Literacy, M.S.Ed. program at State University of New York Potsdam allows candidates to qualify for Initial Certification in either Literacy (Birth-Grade 6) or Literacy (Grade 5-12). Candidates will also satisfy the academic requirements for Professional certification in their Initial New York certification area. This program is nationally recognized by the International Literacy Association.

Key facts:

What You Will Learn

  • In-depth knowledge of literacy theories and research-based practices essential for effective, inclusive teaching and intervention, curriculum development, and leadership.
  • Multiple opportunities to examine assessment and intervention, enabling you to administer and interpret a wide variety of formal and informal literacy assessment tools.
  • Collaboration and communication skills central for working as part of a school team addressing the unique literacy needs of B-12 learners.
  • Perspectives and skills to develop innovative literacy programs that engage diverse students and families in school and community settings.
  • Student-centered, inquiry-based approaches to help you read and think critically, including the ability to analyze literacy research and construct literacy action research projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy Assessment and Evaluation
  • Literacy Research 
  • Literacy: Family/School/Community Collaboration 
  • Literacy and Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • Literacy Intervention Strategies Birth-6 
  • Emergent Literacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate applicants must show evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from a duly accredited college or university, typically through submission of an official transcript obtained through the registrar’s office of each prior institution attended.
    • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for the purpose of obtaining an admissions decision. However, proof of completion of bachelor's degree requirements, and conferral of that degree must be submitted no later than the end of the fourth week of classes.
    • A minimum undergraduate grade point average as indicated within each specific program of study. All programs utilize the most recent 60 credits for GPA purposes (unless otherwise indicated) / 3.0 GPA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Potsdam

892 - 1945 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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