The online Master of Science in Literacy Education is designed to teach literacy specialists focused on either pre-K through sixth grade or fifth grade through 12th grade. Literary specialists are trained professionals who provide reading and writing support to students in schools. Courses include Adolescent Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Teaching Reading in Classrooms of Diversity, and Role of the Literacy Specialist.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Canisius College is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsGRE, MAT
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)
- A two-week summer residency is required.
- Applicants must have evidence of teaching certification.