Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 12), M.S.

The master’s degree in Literacy Education prepares graduates to help all students develop essential literacy skills through culturally responsive curriculum and instruction.

This program reflects the latest research and work around literacy instruction through personal instruction, dynamic online experiences, and community-based projects. This program meets the academic requirements for initial and professional New York State teacher certification in Literacy Education (both Birth-Grade 6 and Grades 5-12); existing initial certification in any teaching area is required.

Application Deadline: January 15 | More admissions information

Why Literacy Education at Syracuse?

  • Complete your degree in one calendar year, or study part time while working with flexible course options – all classes are in the afternoon, evening, or summer to accommodate working teachers.
  • You will take classes with full time faculty who are deeply involved in educational theory, research, and cutting-edge practices in literacy development.
  • The program aligns with the professional standards of the International Literacy Association.
  • Small student cohorts and a highly engaged alumni network mean you get to know your teachers and peers who will become your lifelong colleagues.
  • Intensive field experiences provide rich teaching experience with youth from diverse backgrounds. Field experiences include the full range of child development and school grades, as well as opportunities to participate in our Summer Literacy Clinic.
  • Take part in School of Education short-term study abroad programs around the world. Through the Himan Brown Fellowship, School of Education students are also eligible for exclusive funding to support study abroad experiences.

Our graduates are in schools and community organizations across the US and internationally including England, Canada, Spain, and Thailand, in roles such as:

  • Classroom and subject area teachers
  • Consultant teachers
  • Literacy Specialists and Coaches
  • Teacher leaders, department chairs, or school administrators
  • Media, communications, and literacy professionals
  • Further studies in Literacy Education, Educational Leadership, Library Science, or another area of interest

Program Contacts

Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment|315.443.2505
Speranza Migliore
Bong Gee Jang, Associate Professor; Chair, Reading and Language Arts|315.443.5186
Bong Gee Jang