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The Bona Edvantage Scholarship provides a 25% scholarship to St. Bonaventure alumni who enroll in our B-12 Literacy or Inclusive Special Education master's programs.
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Master's in birth-grade 12 literacy

St. Bonaventure University literacy student reading to childThis 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 your master's degree in one-year, 36-credit-hour, online program.

This program leads to a Master of Science in Education (MSED) in Literacy Education Birth to Grade 12 degree and a recommendation for Birth to Grade 12 Literacy Certification in New York state. This degree 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 clinical experience and learning to assess and diagnosis reading abilities, culminating in a 50-hour practicum experience that may be completed online or in-person.

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Complete this program in 12 months

This one-year, 33-credit-hour, online graduate program in literacy includes:
  • methods and theory designed to have your students fall in love with reading
  • training in reading assessment and teaching reading strategies
  • in-person or online practicum experience
  • preparation for the NYS literacy certification exam
  • Working full time and need more time? 

    For students who need a lighter course load we also offer a two-year completion timeline. The program director can assist students with a step-by-step plan to graduation.

    Inspiration & Opportunity

    Two recent Birth to Grade 12 Literacy graduates share how the program served as a gateway to success in their teaching careers.

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    Youngsters in a St. Bonaventure University summer reading program
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