Literacy Education

Degrees Granted
Advanced Certificate, MS
Degree Levels
Graduate, Graduate Certificate
Garden City

Gain the skills you need to make a life-changing difference in a child’s ability to read and write with Adelphi’s masters in Literacy Education.

Why Earn an MS in Literacy Education?

Train to become both a teacher and a scholar in the literacy field, developing strong communication skills to aid you in educating and supporting students from diverse cultures, backgrounds and abilities. Learn to examine and analyze trends, contributing innovative solutions to the world of reading education that will help improve your ability to educate on the nuances of a child’s reading growth during our literacy master’s program.

Why Earn an MS in Literacy Education at Adelphi University in New York?

  • Build deep working relationships with your professors and peers thanks to small classroom settings.
  • Gain hands-on experience through on-site practicum opportunities at our Literacy Center.
  • Benefit from the expertise of our faculty experts who have extensive experience in the field.
90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

As a third-grade teacher and a graduate student in the literacy program, I have already seen the benefits of implementing the skills and strategies I have learned at Adelphi with my own class. The professors are knowledgeable and prepare you for the real world of teaching reading and writing to students of all ages.

Elizabeth Blatz Current MS in Literacy Education student

Literacy Degree & Certification Options

Our literacy education master’s program will prepare you for a variety of careers working with individual students at all literacy levels, whether it be as a classroom teacher, an interventional literacy teacher, clinician or a school district supervisor or coordinator of literacy charged with improving teaching and learning. We offer an integrated, theoretically grounded view geared toward addressing the needs of students and teachers in diverse communities.

Our literacy education master’s program will also prepare you to take and pass the New York State Teacher’s Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)  required for your particular area of certification, which includes the Content Specialty Test in Literacy.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe hands-on experience is key to setting our students up for future career success. As a masters in reading and literacy candidate in the literacy education program, you will gain first-hand experience providing literacy assessments and instruction for students entering grades 1–12 both on campus and in neighboring public schools through the Literacy Center.

Adelphi literacy education students have the opportunity to work hands-on with children.

Literacy Education Graduate Program Info

Master’s in Literacy Education Application Requirements

Applicants must have a NYS teacher certification in addition to a minimum 3.0 GPA and should submit the following application requirements:

  • Graduate application and $60 fee
  • Online survey completed by two recommenders
  • Personal essay
  • Official transcripts from all prior institutions and proof of bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution

Additional Requirements for an MS Degree in Literacy

Applicants interested in the Advanced Certificate programs should also submit the following:

  • Final transcript documenting a master’s degree from an accredited four-year institution

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