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LITERACY: BIRTH TO GRADE 12

The Literacy: Birth to Grade 12 graduate program is designed for individuals who possess or have recently applied for initial certification in any content area. Upon completion of the program and applicable New York State Education Department requirements, students apply on their own for professional certification in their content area and are institutionally recommended by Elmira College for New York State initial and professional certification in Literacy.

For more information on how to apply, click the link below:


Required Core Courses:

  • EDU 5900 Principles of Educational Research
  • RDG 5047 Theory to Practice: Teaching Literacy in a Diverse Society
  • EDU 5330 Instructional Design for the Inclusive Classroom

One of the following:

  • RDG 5999 Thesis (3 or 6 credits)
  • RDG 6000 Graduate Seminar in Literacy (3 credits)

Literacy Specialization Courses:

  • RDG 5350 Principles of Literacy Assessment and Intervention (Birth through Grade 12)
  • RDG 5300 Adolescent Literacy
  • RDG 5010 Perspectives of Literacy Acquisition
  • RDG 5430 Principles of Literacy Leadership
  • RDG 5400 Graduate Literacy Practicum I: Early Childhood and Childhood
  • RDG 5410 Graduate Literacy Practicum II: Midlevel and Adolescence

Total credit hours = 30-33 credits

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (MSE): LITERACY BIRTH – GRADE 12 ROTATION

TWO-YEAR ROTATION

FALL I WINTER I SPRING I
RDG 5300 Adolescent Literacy

RDG 5010 Perspectives in Literacy Acquisition
RDG 5047 Theory to Practice: Teaching Literacy in a Diverse Society

EDU 5330 Instructional Design for the Inclusive Classroom
RDG 5350 Principles of Literacy Assessment and Intervention (Birth through Grade 12)
FALL II WINTER II SPRING II
EDU 5900 Educational Research

RDG 5400 Graduate Literacy Practicum I: Early Childhood and Childhood *
-or-
RDG 5410 Graduate Literacy Practicum II: Midlevel and Adolescent Literacy Practicum *
RDG 5040 Principles of Literacy Leadership

RDG 5400 Graduate Literacy Practicum I: Early Childhood and Childhood *
-or-
RDG 5410 Graduate Literacy Practicum II: Midlevel and Adolescent Literacy Practicum *
RDG 6000 Graduate Seminar

RDG 5400 Graduate Literacy Practicum I: Early Childhood and Childhood *
-or-
RDG 5410 Graduate Literacy Practicum II: Midlevel and Adolescent Literacy Practicum *

ONE-YEAR ROTATION

SUMMER I FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER II
EDU 5330 Instructional Design for the Inclusive Classroom RDG 5300 Adolescent Literacy

RDG 5010 Perspectives in Literacy Acquisition

EDU 5900 Educational Research
RDG 5047 Theory to Practice: Teaching Literacy in a Diverse Society

RDG 5040 Principles of Literacy Leadership

RDG 5400 Graduate Literacy Practicum I: Early Childhood and Childhood
-or-
RDG 5410 Graduate Literacy Practicum II: Midlevel and Adolescent Literacy Practicum *
RDG 5350 Principles of Literacy Assessment and Intervention (Birth through Grade 12)

RDG 6000 Graduate Seminar
RDG 5400 Graduate Literacy Practicum I: Early Childhood and Childhood *
-or-
RDG 5410 Graduate Literacy Practicum II: Midlevel and Adolescent Literacy Practicum *

*RDG 5400 and RDG 5410 Graduate Literacy Practicum hours can be completed during the summer.

For additional information regarding this program, please contact graduate@elmira.edu.

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