Reading Specialist MA Initial

M.A. in Reading Specialist

Earn your degree while preparing for New York State initial literacy certification for birth to grade 6 and for grades 5-12.

Our accredited program is grounded in cognitive, linguistic, and socio-cultural factors that contribute to the acquisition of reading and writing skills in developing and struggling readers.

At the heart of this degree program is our practicum where you’ll gain hands-on experience providing literacy assessment and intervention services to children, adolescents, and/or adults. Your practicum work will be supervised by our faculty to allow you to get the most out of your experiences at Teachers College.

Please note: Fall 2019 will be the last term of entry available for the master's program in Reading Specialist.


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Admissions Information

Displaying requirements for the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 terms.

Program is no longer running and therefore not accepting applications.

Master of Arts

  • Points/Credits: 34


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  • NY State Initial Cert: Literacy (Birth-6 and 5-12)

Application Deadlines

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Select programs remain open beyond our standard application deadlines, such as those with an extended deadline or those that are rolling (open until June or July). If your program is rolling or has an extended deadline indicated above, applications are reviewed as they are received and on a space-available basis. We recommend you complete your application as soon as possible as these programs can close earlier if full capacity has been met.

Application Requirements

 Online Degree Application, including Statement of Purpose and Resume
 Transcripts and/or Course-by-Course Evaluations for all Undergraduate/Graduate Coursework Completed
 Results from an accepted English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
 $75 Application Fee
 *Program is no longer running and therefore not accepting applications*

Degree Requirements

Please contact the program for more information on course requirements.

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