This Master of Science in Education (MSED) in Literacy degree program, offered 100% online, is designed for certified teachers who wish to acquire a master’s degree to teach birth to grade 12 literacy.
You earn a full degree in a 12-month, 36-credit-hour, online program that includes an in-person or online summer practicum.
This program leads to a Master of Science in Education (MSED) in Literacy Education Birth to Grade 12 degree and a recommendation for dual certification in Literacy Education: Birth to Grade 6 AND Secondary Grades 5-12.
This equips you with the skills and versatility to teach in a number of areas, such as a reading specialist, a literary coach, or as a K-12 literacy certified classroom teacher.
The heart of the program content includes professional field experience, learning to assess and diagnosis reading abilities followed by the SBURC practicum, and opportunities to provide coaching professional development by and for peers and parents alike.
Working full time and need more time?
For students who need a lighter course load we also offer a two year completion timeline. Program director, Sheri Voss, can assist students with a step-by-step plan to graduation.
SBU Reading Center practicum experience
One value of this online graduate level program in literacy is the ability to learn from anywhere with individualized mentoring from a dedicated group of experienced teacher educators.
A hallmark feature of this program is the St Bonaventure University Reading Center (SBURC) Practicum experience. It covers K-12 grade ranges ensuring that teachers get practical experience across grade levels to take with them into their careers.
The practicum is completed in two phases:
- in the spring in teachers’ own classrooms or placement
- in the summer, either online or in an arranged in-person placement.
This flexible in-house/online practicum makes an ideal situation for teachers to put best practices in-action with immediacy in their own locales.
The practicum is supervised by St. Bonaventure faculty from the program and is accompanied by individual support from the faculty who focus on the various issues experienced by their young readers. Successful completion is a requirement for graduation from the program.