Our Graduate Program in Education

SUNY Geneseo offers one graduate program in reading and literacy  leading to professional teacher certification. To be admitted into our graduate program, applicants must provide evidence of having earned an initial teaching certificate.

Geneseo's Ella Cline Shear School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), advancing equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. 

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GRE Score is Not Required

SUNY Geneseo no longer requires the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission to our graduate-level teacher education programs, so there is no need to submit GRE scores when applying.  We save you time and money.

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Want to speak to someone directly about our graduate programs in education?

Email: gradadmissions@geneseo.edu 

Phone: (585)245-5040

Address: Doty Hall Room 200, Office of Graduate Admissions, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454

Reading and Literacy B-12 Program

The 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 will take two semesters of CURR 613 Practicum: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Readers, an intensive practicum experience in reading.

Applicants to the Reading and Literacy B-12 program must hold initial classroom teaching certification either in Early Childhood, Childhood, or Adolescence levels.

Successful completion of the program will yield initial certification in Reading & Literacy B-12 and eligibility for New York state professional certification as a literacy teacher when all other professional requirements have been met.

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Reading and Literacy Program Course Descriptions

Why Study Reading and Literacy at Geneseo?

  • Our courses are taught by full-time faculty with doctorates in the field of reading/literacy
  • Academic rigor: students graduate with the competence and confidence to pursue careers as reading/literacy specialists and literacy coaches
  • Geneseo Masters in Literacy students are highly sought after because they are well versed in both theory and practice
  • Small class sizes
  • Advisers are full-time faculty in the Masters in Literacy program
  • At around $18,000 for in-state residents, our tuition cost is very competitive

Program Features

  • A full-time student (12 credit hours per semester/summer) can finish in three semesters (both summer sessions count as one semester):
    • fall/spring/summer
    • summer/fall/spring
    • spring/summer/fall
  • Courses are set up so that students would not have to take summer courses, but they still would need to take three semesters; e.g., fall/spring/fall
  • Classes are conveniently offered late afternoon/evening. Some courses may be offered online during the summer.

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Admission of Persons with Prior Felony Convictions Policy

All teacher education programs include a clinical/field component. If you have been convicted of a felony, your criminal history record may impede your ability to complete this program and/or become a NYS certified teacher. Please review the SUNY Geneseo policy.

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