MSED IN CHILDHOOD LITERACY

This degree is designed for teachers who wish to address the demanding literacy needs of their students or who may wish to serve in grades 1-6 settings at some point in their careers.

The degree provides teachers with extended research-based knowledge in the areas of the literacy development and processes, diagnosis and remediation of literacy difficulties, teaching linguistically and culturally diverse learners, and supervision of reading and literacy programs.

The 30-credit hour degree can be completed in as little as a year on campus (summer, fall, spring) or at the Buffalo Center (fall, spring, summer). Buffalo Center students start the program in the fall (with occasional exceptions), while Olean students may start the literacy program in the summer, fall or spring terms.

The MSED in Childhood Literacy meets the criteria for, and may be used in partial fulfillment of, the requirements for initial and professional certification in the state of New York. 

The only candidates recommended for reading certification in New York by the School of Education are those who have completed the master's degree in its entirety.

Between 2008 and 2012, SBU's Literacy program graduates achieved a pass rate of 99% on New York State's Content Specialty Test for Literacy (146 test takers). This is a testament to both the quality of the program and its focus on International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals at the Literacy Specialist/Literacy Coach level.
 
Students pursuing the Reading Specialist certification may be eligible for the Federal Teach Grant.


 Application and Information

Application information and links are found here.

Please contact the 
Graduate Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University at (716) 375-2021 or gradsch@sbu.edu or submit an online request for graduate admission materials.

For more information regarding the degree in childhood literacy, please contact the program director:

Dr. Karen Wieland
Plassmann B28
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2369

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Dodge, Autumn M.

Titles/Responsibilities Assistant Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Literacy
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 375-2387
Email: adodge@sbu.edu
Office Location Plassmann Hall, B34
Courses Taught
  • READ 501. Theories and Foundations of Literacy
  • READ 525. Problems in Secondary School Literacy
  • READ 560. Literacy in the Content Areas
  • EDUC 500. Education Research Methods
  • READ 550. Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Educational Technology with Language and Literacy Specialization. Michigan State University, 2013
  • M.A.,Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2007   
  • B.A., English Literature/Journalism, Albion College, 2004   
Personal Interests/Community Involvement
Other Education
Professional Background
Accomplishments

Publications:

  • Dodge, A. (2013). From research to practice: Understanding self-regulation. http://www.youblisher.com/p/627218-ETMA-e-Magazine/
  • Dodge, A. M., Husain, N., & Duke, N. K. (2011). Connected kids? K-2 children’s use and understanding of the Internet. Language Arts, 89(2), 86-98.

Awards:

  • Michigan State University College of Education Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award. (2012).

Conference Presentations:

  • Dodge, A., & Kato, C. (2013). Building a sense of community within and outside the classroom: Two instructors’ reflections on integrating Facebook into face-to-face instruction. Barcelona, Spain: EDULEARN Conference.
  • Dodge, A. (2012). Understanding and Use of the Internet: A Comprehensive Review Across Childhood and Adolescent Development. San Diego, California: Literacy Research Association Conference.
  • Dodge, A. (2012). Relationship of self-efficacy and anxiety to elementary students’ reading comprehension. Dissertation proposal presented at Michigan State University Literacy Colloquy.
  • Halladay, J., & Dodge, A. M. (2009). Reading “over their heads”: Profiles of second graders reading difficult texts. Albuquerque, New Mexico: National Reading Conference.
Grants
  • Keenan Research Grant $4113.60 awarded in Spring of 2014 for project entitled “Studying the Affective Outcomes of Participants in Bona’s Reading Center Programs: A Graduate Candidate/Graduate Faculty Research Collaboration,” co-principal investigator Dr. Karen M. Wieland.
Teaching Philosophy
Current Research Interests/Projects My current research interests include: best practices in content area and disciplinary literacy; using multiple text types including YA literature across content areas to richly address CCSS; addressing, recognizing, and integrating diversity across the curriculum, including LGBTQ identities and experiences; social justice and critical theory in teaching; addressing the needs of ELLs; and apprenticing graduate students in learning about research methods.