Master of Science in Literacy Education
Canisius College

Program Details

Literacy goes beyond just reading and writing—it is the essential skill of processing and communicating information. Unlock this crucial skill for your students with the online Master of Science in Literacy Education from Canisius College. This program is designed to teach literacy specialists focused on either pre-K through sixth grade or fifth grade through twelfth grade. Courses include adolescent literacy, emergent literacy, and teaching reading in classrooms of diversity. This master’s in literacy program culminates in a literacy practicum, where you receive one-on-one mentorship from a skilled 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


Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

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