Literacy Department

Before they can run, students must learn how to walk. And before they can understand difficult content for a Regents-level course, students need to know how to read.

Why pursue a master’s degree in literacy? Because reading applies to every single discipline. Literacy isn’t just a field for reading specialists; it’s a marketable teaching skill, one that’s incredibly useful in helping students decipher tests.

Why choose SUNY Cortland’s graduate program? Because we offer one robust graduate program that provides two certifications. We also place a special emphasis on preparing teachers to work with readers of all abilities.

Graduates earn two certifications: Birth to Grade 6 and Grades 5 to 12. Working teachers can remain teaching in the classroom during the program, while full-time graduate students can complete the program in one calendar year.

Graduate Programs


SUNY Cortland introduces online masterā€™s in literacy education

June 26, 2020
The program, which full-time students can complete in one year, leads to two teaching certifications in a discipline that applies to all subjects.

Education students present at national conferenceĀ 

Febr. 25, 2020
Four students focused on picture books that help children with family in prison.

Speaker Embraces His Own Individuality

April 17, 2019
A Jew of color growing up in the projects? Arel Moodie changed his life.

Students Earn National Gilman Scholarships

June 4, 2018
The prestigious award supports a student's expenses to study abroad.

Holocaust Memorial Events Planned

April 18, 2017
Leibel Mangel will recount serving in Israel's military on Thursday, April 20.


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