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.


‘A Solar Home Companion’ Coming Feb. 28

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

Two Events Address Transgender Issues on March 20

Rebecca Kling will use storytelling and humor when she leads a workshop and performs at SUNY Cortland.

Critic of Corporate Education Company to Speak

Alan Singer will discuss corporate influence on public education on Oct. 1.

Teacher of the Year to Address Educators

Katie Ferguson presents at a May 1 gathering to celebrate the area's educators.

Filmmaker to Discuss “Drill Baby Drill” April 17

In the documentary, Polish villagers rebelled when Chevron came to town.


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