Enrich learning for your students with a Master of Education in Literacy
Literacy education is a multi-faceted tool that enhances learning about the world — and yourself.
Become a Literacy Specialist
Graduates of this Master of Education in Literacy program become literacy specialists — the experts who share best practices with general education colleagues and provide direct instruction to small groups of learners who struggle in reading and writing.
You’ll build skills that allow you to not only teach face-to-face, but in a digital format as well. Become broadly versed in knowledge and strategies for teaching all types of students and learn how to develop an instructional plan for at-risk learners.
After you complete the Master of Education in Literacy Education requirements, you’ll be eligible to take the Content Specialty Test required to become a literacy specialist.
More About Sage’s MSEd Degree in Literacy
To enter this master’s in literacy program, you must have initial teacher certification in Childhood Education, or be eligible for initial certification. Individuals without certification in Childhood Education may be interested in our Childhood/Literacy Education program.
This master’s in Literacy Education program, part of the Esteves School of Education, is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).
If you are interested in dual certification, please see Russell Sage College’s dual master’s degree program in Special Education/Literacy.
“Russell Sage College and the Esteves School of Education act as leaders in education not just in the Capital District, but in New York State.”
Peter Stapleton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
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Careers with a Master of Education in Literacy
Graduates often work as classroom teachers with advanced knowledge in teaching reading and writing to at-risk learners or become literacy specialists at the elementary or secondary level.
- official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- one letter of recommendation
- 1-2 page career goals essay
- GRE is not required
Deadline: Rolling Admission
Start Date: Fall, Spring, Summer semester