Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Literacy Department

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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


Student researchers make the most of summer experience

Aug. 17, 2021
Nine high-achieving students earned a summer undergraduate research fellowship in 2021, helping them pursue full-time scholarly work with a faculty member.

Faculty receive Chancellor’s Awards

June 29, 2021
Two faculty members were honored for their professional achievements.

Literacy conference to raise self-awareness

March 23, 2021
The event aims for self-reflection toward a more inclusive classroom.

Teaching in a pandemic

Jan. 26, 2021
Jessica Huber’s class project podcast is a coping tool that educators can use.

Cortland plans global literacy conference

Oct. 27, 2020
Egypt's minister of education and technology will speak at the event on advances in remote education.


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