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.

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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 Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • A two-week summer residency is required.
  • Applicants must have evidence of teaching certification.