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Teaching Literacy (B-6 or 5-12) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12), Master of Science in Education

48 Credits
The School of Education
Long Island Graduate Center, Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus, Manhattan Campus


These 48-credit programs will provide Master’s Degree candidates with dual certification in Literacy Birth through Grade 6 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12),  OR dual certification in Literacy Grade 6 through Grade 12 and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12). 

Each program will give teachers the opportunity to enrich their classroom pedagogy with specialization in Literacy instruction and instruction for the English Language Learner. With a growing number of English Language Learners in today’s classroom, these dual Master’s programs are a perfect fit.

This dual Master’s Program can enhance and diversify your employment options by making you eligible for:

  • Literacy Specialist
  • Diagnostician
  • Clinician
  • Resource Room Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Dual Certification in Literacy and TESOL

Students will be endorsed for New York State Certification in both Literacy- Birth through Grade 6 and TESOL K-12 OR Literacy Grade 5 through 12 and TESOL K-12 upon completion of coursework, passing the comprehensive exams in each discipline, and passing the Content Specialty Test in Literacy and TESOL. All TESOL students must have 12 credits in a language other than English which can be taken any time before graduation.

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Contact Information

Sandra Altman
Assistant Director Graduate Admissions
Admissions Office
Sullivan Hall, Room 527




Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.