Educators are prepared with the skills to help students become engaged learners that develop into well rounded students. The program is designed to equip teachers with the expertise to teach all learners in a variety of settings and provide individualized literacy instruction for the full range of students.
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As a student in this program, you learn how to create meaningful, culturally relevant literacy experiences for all learners. This program provides opportunities to tutor in urban, suburban, and rural schools, allowing you to develop proficiency in planning, assessment, and diagnosis. You will be required to synthesize the knowledge gained in individual courses by completing a research course and culminating exam.
Candidates who successfully complete this program will have productive, inspired careers as literacy educators who are committed to and have respect for a range of ethnic and cultural differences, and whose collaborative and practica experiences allow them to meet the needs of diverse learners. These teachers will be successful because they will engage their students in the process of learning with proactive planning, resourceful lesson content, and will monitor and track their students’ progress. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to work as a Literacy Specialist/Literacy Coach in New York State.
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An average day for Derrick Smith begins with checking into his classroom at Corcoran High School around 6:45 a.m. to make any necessary preparations for the day. From there, he teaches social studies at 7:50 a.m., with a break for lunch. He’s in his classroom holding office hours every day until at least 2:50 p.m...