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Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) – Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 6, Grades 5-12)

Education
Department of Elementary Education and Reading

Department phone number: (607) 436-3176

Website: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/ed/eled2

Faculty: Leanne Avery, Carolyn Chryst, Gwen Frank, Penina Kamina, Cynthia Lassonde Chair, Anita Levine, Zanna McKay

Program purposes and outcomes: Graduates of these programs have met the educational requirements to receive professional teaching certification in New York State. The Graduate Literacy Education Programs build upon initial skills and knowledge and further develop educational professional coaches and leaders who are committed to academic and professional excellence, the best research-based teaching practices, and empowerment, respecting diversity and social justice. The faculty are firmly committed to the philosophy that reading is comprehension, and that reading comprehension is a dynamic transactive process of constructing meaning as the reader brings prior knowledge to the text within the context of the reading situation. The six IRA (2010) Standards are:

Standard 1: Foundational Knowledge

Candidates understand the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.

Standard 2: Curriculum and Instruction

Candidates use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.

Standard 3: Assessment and Evaluation

Candidates use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction.

Standard 4: Diversity

Candidates create and engage their students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect, and a value of differences in our society.

Standard 5: Literate Environment

Candidates create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.

Standard 6: Professional Learning and Leadership

Candidates recognize the importance of, demonstrate and facilitate professional learning and leadership as a career-long effort and responsibility.

Two literacy programs are offered, leading to literacy certification in (Birth - Grade 6) or (Grades 5-12). To ensure quality, students must be admitted to programs before registering for courses, unless they have permission from the graduate director or department chair.

No more than 9 s.h. may be transferred into this program. Courses with grades of "B-" through "F" are not transferable.

Admission Requirements Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) – Literacy Education

  1. Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee.
  2. Submit a copy of New York State initial teaching certification in a functionally relevant area.*
  3. Submit an official transcript of an earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college.
  4. Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 overall and 3.0 in the major field during the last two years of undergraduate work.
  5. Submit evidence of passing scores on all sections of the NYS certification examinations with subtest scores showing passing scores on the analytical writing section of each exam. If this is not available, GRE score may be substituted.
  6. Have earned at least 3 credits of developmental psychology, child or adolescent development.
  7. Have earned at least 6 credits in reading or the teaching of reading.
  8. Submit an essay outlining your specific academic areas of interest and your career goals. What do you anticipate doing in the next ten-year period?

Admission materials are accepted for summer, fall or spring semesters. At the present time, students can only be full time during the first academic year if admitted during the summer semester.

*Teaching certificates from other states are considered.

Dignity for All Students

The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) requires that public school employees complete 6 hours of training/coursework that addresses harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention. For students who have not yet completed this requirement during their undergraduate programs, the College provides a workshop. Students are responsible for seeing that this requirement is met prior to graduating from their programs.

Degree Requirements: M.S. in Education – Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 6)

1. A minimum of 30 s.h. of planned and approved course work as follows:

Theoretical and Knowledge Base I:

12 s.h.

EDUC 535 Children’s Literature & Reading

 

EDUC 545 Content Reading & Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

 

EDUC 584 Language Acquisition & Emergent Literacy

 

EDUC 631 Writing Process in Literacy Programs

 

Theoretical and Knowledge Base II:

6 s.h.

EDUC 634 Trends and Issues in Literacy

 

One Elective (select from the following):

 

EDUC 505 Early Childhood Curriculum & Assessment

 

EDUC 543 Elementary Mathematics Curriculum and Assessment

 

EDUC 552 Elementary Social Studies Curriculum and Assessment

 

EDUC 577 Issues in Diversity and Education

 

EDUC 592 Expressive Arts in the Elementary Classroom

 

EDUC 660 Elementary Science Curriculum and Assessment

 

SPED 512 Applied Behavior Analysis

 

CNED 602 Consultation in Educational Settings

 

Assessment and Research I :

6 s.h.

EDUC 636 Literacy Assessment

 

EDUC 655 Seminar in Graduate Study: Project Proposal

 

Assessment and Research II :

6 s.h.

EDUC 641 Literacy Assessment Practicum (Birth - 6)

 

EDUC 695 Seminar in Graduate Study: Master’s Project and Practicum

 

 

Total 30 s.h.

2. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

3. Students must successfully complete an action-based research project as specified in EDUC 695.

4. Students must fulfill all degree requirements within six years and finish a minimum of 21 s.h. in residence.

Degree Requirements: M.S. in Education – Literacy Education (Grades 5-12)

1. A minimum of 30 s.h. of planned and approved course work as follows:

Theoretical and Knowledge Base I:

12 s.h.

EDUC 546 Reading & Writing to Learn in the Content Areas

 

EDUC 623 Foundations of Literacy Development

 

EDUC 631 Writing Process in Literacy Programs

 

ENED 536 Literature for the Secondary Student

 

Theoretical and Knowledge Base II:

6 s.h.

EDUC 634 Trends and Issues in Literacy

 

One Elective (select from the following):

 

EDUC 577 Issues in Diversity and Education

 

EDUC 637 Adaptive Instructional Strategies and Materials for Secondary Education

 

EPSY 525 Measurement and Appraisal for Teachers

 

EPSY 537 Learning Disabilities and Adolescents

 

EPSY 551 Advanced Adolescent Growth and Development

 

SPED 512 Applied Behavior Analysis

 

CNED 602 Consultation in Educational Settings

 

Assessment and Research I :

6 s.h.

EDUC 636 Literacy Assessment

 

EDUC 655 Seminar in Graduate Study: Project Proposal

 

Assessment and Research II :

6 s.h.

EDUC 645 Literacy Assessment Practicum (Grades 5 - 12))

 

EDUC 695 Seminar in Graduate Study: Master’s Project and Practicum

 

 

Total 30 s.h.

2. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

3. Students must successfully complete an action-based research project as specified in EDUC 695.

4. Students must fulfill all degree requirements within six years and finish a minimum of 21 s.h. in residence.

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