M.S. in Literacy Education
The M.S. in Literacy Education Program is designed for teachers who hold initial or provisional classroom certification and wish to become certified in Literacy Education. There are three Literacy tracks leading toward professional certification:
- Birth - Grade 6: 30 credit hour program
- Grades 5-12: 30 credit hour program
- Birth - Grade 12: 36 credit hour program
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Can be completed in 4 semesters (15 months)
- Structured for working professionals
- Classes are offered in the evening
- Program starts in fall, spring, or summer
- Flexible schedule – can take one, two, or three classes each semester
General Application Requirements
- Completed Online Application or Application Form [pdf]
- Application fee
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)
- Two Letters of Recommendation [pdf] Note: You can now submit recommendation letters online. Please refer to the Online Application for instructions.
- Current résumé
- Personal statement*
- Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)
- Graduate Transfer Credit Request Form [pdf] and supporting documents (if applicable)
Program-Specific Application Requirements
- A copy of New York State Teaching Certification is required or proof of pending certification is required for students just completing their undergraduate studies
*Provide information about yourself, your goals and plans for the future, and reason for graduate study in your chosen field. The personal statement should be approximately 300-500 words in length. You may submit your personal statement electronically to email@example.com or mail it to St. John Fisher College, Office of Graduate Admissions.