The School of EducationQueens Campus, Staten Island Campus
The Advanced Certificate in Literacy Programs, B-6 and 5-12 (21 credits each), enable the initially certified teacher to acquire the skills to teach reading, writing, and related language arts to students from early childhood to high school levels. Both prospective and practicing teachers acquire the skills to become reading specialists capable of assessing reading and writing ability, and helping children and adolescents overcome their literacy-related problems. As such, the Advanced Certificate in Literacy can enhance one’s employability and career advancement in today’s educational marketplace . Literacy courses (6 credits) taken as part of a previously earned Master’s in Education may be counted for this Advanced certificate.
To be eligible for the Advanced Certificate in Literacy, you must have completed a master’s degree and possess initial teaching certification. Literacy courses taken as part of a previously earned Master’s Degree in Education can be counted for this Advanced Certificate.
Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.
Students need not take the comprehensive exams, but must complete all coursework with a GPA of no less than 3.0 and pass the Content Specialty Exam in Literacy to be endorsed for New York State Certification.
Download the program planning sheet (Word).
All students must take the CST in Literacy And have all scores sent to St. John’s and bring a copy of your scores to your advisor to be placed in the your docket.
What you need to know:
All students must take the CST in Literacy and have all score sent to St. John's. Bring a copy of your scores to your advisor to be placed in your docket.
What You Need To Know
The literacy programs enable teachers to develop a repertoire of literacy strategies that enhance teaching and learning in general education, special education, resource room, and English-language learning environments. If you already have a master’s degree in these areas, the literacy strategies you learn will improve your ability to teach a diverse population of students.