PROGRAM: Education-Literacy Education
Degree: Master of Science in Education
This program is for students currently possessing, minimally, initial New York State Teaching Certification.
Does the program lead to licensure?
MSEd programs satisfy the educational requirement for professional certification and initial certification as a literacy specialist in childhood education
Specific focus of the program:
To prepare candidates for positions as literacy specialists and for certification in literacy.
Sample job titles of alumni:
Two hours, one evening a week (some courses may begin at 4:15 pm)
Some courses offered via distance-learning
Entry terms: Fall, spring, summer
Application deadline: rolling
Average courseload per term: 2 courses (three credits each)
Credits to completion: 36
Average time to complete the program: 2 years
Internship/practicum required for degree completion:
A one semester literacy practicum is required. Ten hours of fieldwork is required in every education class. Classroom teachers are asked to observe their colleagues during free periods.
Required academic preparation or background experience:
Initial license in NYS and minimum undergraduate GPA
The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education has granted full accreditation to Iona College's graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs.