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Early Childhood & Childhood Education

Master of Science in Literacy Education

 

GET YOUR MASTER’S in LITERACY

Coordinator: Kathleen Lord

For information email literacy@newpaltz.edu
or call 845-257-2852

The School of Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz offers students holding a baccalaureate degree the opportunity to earn a:

» Master of Science in Literacy Education: Birth-Grade 6 (030A)
» Master of Science in Literacy Education: Grades 5-12 (030B)

Teachers may apply for 030A (Literacy B-6) or 030B (Literacy 5-12) if they are certified in any area of Early Childhood or Chilhood Education,  Adolescence Education (all subjects), or in Special Education, Speech & Hearing Handicapped, Music Education, or Art Education. Three years of teaching experience as a certified literacy teacher are required for professional certification.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission are required to submit the following documents/information to Graduate & Extended Learning, Old Main Building 127.

  • Complete an admission application.
  • Provide one official transcript of all previous college/university coursework from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have earned a minimum undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for 030A and 030B.
  • Provide evidence of initial or professional New York State teaching certification in Early Childhood or Childhood Education (PreK-6, Grades 1-6), or Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12 or Adolescent/Middle Grades Education, all subjects), or in Special Education, Speech & Hearing Handicapped, Physical Education, Music Education, or Art Education.
  • Submit three recent (within two years), appropriate letters of recommendation (at least one from a professor/instructor), on professional letterhead supporting the applicant's potential to undertake graduate study.

For Program Information Contact

Department of Teaching & Learning
State University of New York at New Paltz
800 Hawk Dr.
New Paltz, NY 12561-2442
845-257-2852
literacy@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

For Admissions Information Contact

Graduate & Extended Learning
State University of New York at New Paltz
800 Hawk Dr.
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
845-257-3285/Toll free: 800-248-8856