Literacy Department

The Literacy Education Program at SUNY Cortland prepares candidates to become specialists in the teaching of literacy. We foster the development of literacy specialists who are critical thinkers, reflective practitioners and possess the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the literacy development of all learners.

The Master of Science in Education in Literacy is a revision of the Master of Science in Education - Reading program designed to meet changing requirements recently established by the New York State Board of Regents. The 33-36 credit-hour program provides candidates with the knowledge and experiences required to obtain NYS certification in the teaching of literacy (birth to grade 6) or the teaching of literacy (grades 5-12). Also, those wishing to obtain both certificates may do so by taking additional course work and field experiences.

Graduate Programs


Tech Savvy to Present STEM Fields to Girls

SUNY Cortland will support this year's event in Dryden with funding and volunteers.

Graduate Expanding Literacy in Africa

Danielle Sweetman M ’15 is changing the lives of Ugandan children one book at a time.

Child Care Center Teacher Earns National Recognition

Heather Tuttle ’06 M ’10 is one of only 50 teachers from across the nation to earn the honor.

Professor Wins Award from National Literacy Group

Associate Professor Nance Wilson was honored for her service to the American Reading Forum.

‘A Solar Home Companion’ Coming Feb. 28

The day features filmmaker Josh Fox and state political figure Zephyr Teachout.


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