You’ll build skills to teach face-to-face and in a digital format. Become broadly versed in knowledge and strategies for teaching all types of students and learn how to develop instructional plans for at-risk learners.
To develop literacy specialists who:
- Evaluate, diagnose, interpret and teach students with significant difficulties in reading and writing
- Are prepared to work closely with diverse families and other educators to provide targeted, excellent literacy instruction
- Provide ongoing professional development to other educators and parents
- Use data (including individual, classroom and schoolwide data) to inform instructional decisions
- Are highly effective in collaborating with others
We offer rolling admission, so apply anytime, and you can start when you are ready — fall, spring, or summer semesters.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- One letter of recommendation
- One- to two-page career goals essay
- GRE scores are not required
Personal advising, experienced faculty
Our master’s program comes with a deep, Russell Sage-level of support from an assigned faculty advisor who works with you to ensure your success.
Peter Stapleton, Ph.D.
“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.”
Assistant Professor of Education
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.