Literacy Specialist

Welcome to the Literacy Specialist program

The Literacy Specialist program provides students with opportunities to assume leadership roles in literacy. Many of our graduates become teachers who develop best practice methods and illustrate what’s possible in the teaching of reading and writing. Other graduates become Directors of Language Arts, literacy coaches, school leaders, curriculum writers. All of our students join the faculty in a shared commitment to social justice. The program leads to an M.A. and, for students who wish to obtain this, New York State certification in Teaching Literacy. If you’re interested in studying with us in a non-certification program, please contact us at

Our Degrees & Projects

M.A. Degree

Young students reading a book on a carpet.

Advancing Literacy

A student reads in the library


Thoughts on Literacy Education

Marjorie Siegel talks about the Literacy Education program.

Admissions Information

Application Requirements

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