Literacy Education (MSEd)

Literacy Education B-6 or 5-12
Master of Science in Education
This program is designed to prepare educators to bring a deep professional knowledge and expertise to teach all learners in a variety of settings, and provide high quality literacy instruction for the full range of students. In addition, this program will prepare literacy educators to take on the invaluable role of literacy coaching, mentoring teachers and other school personnel, and supporting families and other community stakeholders. 
Learning outside the classroom

You will gain real world experience through practicum courses and working in a variety of settings; from classroom work to opportunities to be involved with the Oswego Bookmobile Project, The Summer Writing Institute in Oswego and the Onondaga Nation School.

You will work closely with the program faculty, who maintain small course sizes in order to give each student the attention they deserve in this intensive program.

Improve your skills

As a student in this program, you will grow as a reader and writer, and learn how to create meaningful, culturally relevant literacy experiences for public school students. Graduates of this program, are able to work as a Literacy Specialists and Literacy Coaches in New York State.

Ready to apply?
Admission requirements
Initial Teaching Certification
GRE test scores
(if GPA Is lower than 2.7)
Purpose Statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to this master’s degree program. Identify any particular area of interest within the major field you are applying to, your plans for future occupation and/or profession and any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your preparation and your fitness for graduate study at SUNY Oswego.
Two letters of recommendation
Program advisement meeting
Education Essay
Application deadline
October 1 for Spring admission
March 1 for Summer or Fall admission
Length of program
33 credit hours
Application Fee
$65 application fee
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Derrick Smith teaches social studies at Corcoran High School in Syracuse.
Derrick Smith enrolled in the Literacy Education program while teaching social studies in Syracuse because of the skills he can learn in a quality graduate education program will make a difference for his students.