Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education

Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education

(HEGIS)
CIP Code and description: 131315

The mission of the Dowling College Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education articulates a vision of excellence to provide educational opportunities for the intellectual, educational and cultural development of post-graduate education students. The Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education will provide teachers with an opportunity to enhance their theoretical and contemporary knowledge and pedagogical skills so they become effective scholar practitioners who understand and deliver high quality literacy instruction and offer proactive literacy leadership to schools and community agencies.

The Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education Programs, B-6 or 5-12 (24 credits each), or B-6 and 5-12 (33 credits) enable the educator who has already completed a master’s degree and possesses initial teaching certification, to acquire the skills to teach reading, writing, and related language arts to students from early childhood to high school levels. Through the experiences in this program, educators will be prepared for a wide range of educational roles, including but not limited to those of reading and writing specialist working with individual and small groups of children, literacy leader and curriculum specialist in a range of professional settings, or classroom teacher focusing on literacy

Both prospective and practicing professionals, upon successful completion of this program, are able to pursue official New York State Education Department recognition and are prepared to apply their knowledge of theories, current research, and exemplary teaching practices in order to take on leadership positions in schools, clinics, private practice, and/or other professional settings.

Course work and field experience provide educators with a knowledge base for working with native English speakers, English language learners, and children with special needs from a broad range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Particular emphasis is placed on helping you develop a wide repertoire of assessment, instructional and leadership strategies, together with an understanding of the academic, intellectual and emotional strengths and needs of children.

Career Opportunities
In addition, based upon the standards of the International Reading Association and the New York State Education Department completers of this Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education may become reading teachers, literacy specialists and literacy coaches working collaboratively with other school personnel. As such, the Dowling College Advanced Certificate in Literacy Education can enhance one’s employability and career advancement in today’s educational marketplace. Candidates must pass the New York State Content Specialty Test in Literacy to obtain New York State Certification in Literacy Education.

Admission Requirements:

  • M.A. or M.S. degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Possession of a valid New York State teaching certificate (Candidates holding provisional certification are required to complete 3 credits of undergraduate or graduate coursework in Special Education as a prerequisite or corequisite to study).
  • Interview with faculty member in Literacy Education.

Birth-6th Grade OR 5th-12th Grade Certification
Course Requirements

24 credits

EDU 5500 Literacy Acquisition 3
EDU 5501 Children’s and Adolescents’ Literature 3
EDU 5503 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3
EDU 6502 Reading and Writing Workshop 3
EDU 7518 Literacy Assessment Practicum 3
EDU 7519 Literacy Strategies Practicum 3
EDU 7523 Literacy Practicum (Capstone Experience) 6

 

Birth-6th Grade AND 5th-12th Grade Dual Certification
Course Requirements

33 credits

EDU 5500 Literacy Acquisition 3
EDU 5501 Children’s and Adolescents’ Literature 3
EDU 5503 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3
EDU 6502 Reading and Writing Workshop 3
EDU 7516 Literacy Assessment Practicum 6
EDU 7517 Literacy Strategies Practicum 6
EDU 7526 Advanced Literacy Practicum Seminar 3
EDU 7527 Advanced Literacy Practicum (Capstone Experience) 6

 

NYS Certification Requirements:

  • Masters in Education
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