Master of Science in Literacy Education
Canisius College

Program Details

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.


  • A two-week summer residency is required
  • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor's degree or higher
  • Preferred undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE, MAT or ALST test scores
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Evidence of teaching certification

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education