Reading and Literacy Master's

Sample Courses

  • Action Research in Reading and Literacy 
  • Diagnosis and Assessment in Reading and Literacy
  • Educational Inquiry, Evaluation and Statistics
  • Foundations of Literacy Education
  • International Children’s Literature
  • Language Arts
  • Literacy Coaching and Leadership
  • Meeting the Needs of Diverse Readers
  • Teaching Reading for Secondary, College and Adult Students
  • Teaching Young Adult Literature in the 7–12 Curriculum
  • The Writing Process Pre K-8

Recent Practicum / Student Teaching Locations

  • Avon Central School District
  • Byron-Bergen Central School District
  • Canandaigua Central School District
  • Dansville Central School District
  • LeRoy Central School District
  • Mt. Morris Central School District
  • Pittsford Central School District
  • Rochester Central School District
  • Rush-Henrietta Central School District
  • Victor Central School District
  • Webster Central School District
  • York Central School District

Reading and Literacy Master's

Why study reading and literacy at Geneseo?

The master’s in reading and literacy B–12 program is clinically based and requires candidates to work directly with students on developing reading proficiencies. As part of their capstone experience, candidates take an intensive practicum experience in reading.

Applicants must hold initial classroom teaching certification either in Early Childhood, Childhood, or Adolescence levels. Successful completion of the program yields initial certification in Reading and Literacy B–12 and eligibility for New York state professional certification as a literacy teacher when all other professional requirements have been met. Graduates are highly sought after as teachers are well versed in both theory and practice.

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Program Highlights

  • The Ella Cline Shear School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Full-time students (12 credit hours per semester/summer) may finish in three semesters.
  • Classes are conveniently offered for full-time teachers in late afternoon and evening. 
  • Some courses may be offered online during the summer, but courses are set up so students don’t have to take summer classes.
  • Class sizes are small and taught by full-time faculty with doctorates in the field of reading and literacy.
  • In lieu of the GRE, students are able to submit the results of one teacher certification examination: Educating All Students (EAS), Elementary ATS-W, Secondary ATS-W, one of the Content Specialty Tests (CST), or another substantially equivalent test.

Recent Employers

  • Buffalo Board of Education
  • Mt. Morris Central School District
  • NYC Central School District
  • Pavilion Central School District
  • Perry Central School District
  • Plainville Central School District
  • Rochester Central School District
  • Roslyn Central School District
  • Syosset Central School District
  • Syracuse Central School District
  • Victor Central School District
  • Wyoming Central School District

Contact Info

Jeanne Galbraith, Graduate Liaison to the School of Education
galbraith@geneseo.edu
South Hall 222A
585-245-5253

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