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


Speaker Embraces His Own Individuality

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

Students Earn National Gilman Scholarships

The prestigious award supports a student's expenses to study abroad.

Holocaust Memorial Events Planned

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

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.


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