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Early Childhood & Childhood Education

Master of Science in Literacy Education

Literacy education in the 21st century includes so much more than reading and writing. The School of Education at SUNY New Paltz is preparing a new generation of literacy specialists for rewarding careers, helping children of all ages discover new ways of understanding the world and expressing themselves.

Tech-Intensive Learning

The Literacy curriculum is thoroughly modern, designed to help teacher candidates support their students in a world that increasingly demands digital literacy. Earn foundational knowledge in reading and writing instruction, while gaining proficiency with technological tools and applications at the College’s Center for Innovation in Education.

Flexible & Accelerated Options

School districts need skilled and caring literacy educators at all levels, which is why SUNY New Paltz offers concentrations in childhood (birth – grade 6) and adolescence (grades 5 – 12) literacy education. The updated curriculum offers a flexible hybrid of online and in-person courses, allowing you to work towards your degree part-time or on an accelerated schedule that can be completed in just one year.

Clinical Fieldwork, Right Here on Campus

The Literacy Education program employs a unique, clinical fieldwork model. Take advantage of the Literacy Center at SUNY New Paltz, a premier resource for Hudson Valley families in need of diagnostic and remedial literacy services, and gain real-world experience, without leaving campus, that makes a difference in children’s lives.

Strong & Dedicated Faculty

The Literacy faculty at SUNY New Paltz go above and beyond to support their students and the broader educational community. They are leaders in their disciplines, published scholars, educators and technology experts, devoted to helping teacher candidates grow into professional literacy coaches and advocates for education at all levels. 




Jennifer Davis-Duerr, Program Coordinator

literacy@newpaltz.edu or 845-257-3118


Alana Matuszewski, Recruiter and Advisor

gradstudies@newpaltz.edu or 845-257-3285