Literacy training applies to every single subject area, and our department offers one robust graduate program that provides two certifications. A master’s degree in literacy makes you a more specialized, marketable and effective teacher.
Some qualities you should remember about our literacy training:
Our Literacy Department prides itself on the personal approach faculty members take with graduate students. We place a special emphasis on preparing teachers to work with readers of all abilities.
You must hold a bachelor’s degree and an initial teaching certificate in an education-related field before working towards additional New York state teaching certification in literacy.
Full-time students can earn two certifications in one calendar year:
* In order to apply for both certificates, students need to pass only one New York State test.
SUNY Cortland-trained literacy interventionists are sought by school districts throughout New York state. You can take your knowledge and skills to the classroom as a teacher with a reading specialty or become a reading coach or specialist in a school or district setting.
You’ll change the lives of students who have struggled to learn to read, helping them discover and surmount the obstacles to literacy and improving their ability to succeed — as students, professionals and members of society.