Canisius College Graduate Literacy

Canisius College Graduate Literacy Earn a Masters of Science in Literacy Education either online or on-campus at Canisius College. Master of Science in Literacy Education The Literacy Education Master of Science Degree Program prepares students to meet New York State requirements for certification as a literacy specialist.

Canisius now offers the literacy graduate program both on-campus in Buffalo, NY and on-line. For more information about the on-line literacy education program, visit the program web site. Course sequences in both programs (33 credit hours) provide for certification in one of two areas: pre-K through grade 6 or grade 5 through grade 12. Additional coursework (9 hours) qualifies candidates for certification in both areas. Each concentration in the master's degree in reading education has a component that involves working with children in a clinical setting, specifically testing and tutoring in the area of literacy skills (reading and writing). The on-campus master's degree in literacy is open to teachers with initial certification, as well as prospective teachers. Candidates without certification will require additional course work. The on-line literacy education program requires teaching certification for admission. For more information on the Graduate Literacy Programs, contact Dr. Mary Shea, Director, at (716) 888-2811.

Mission: The mission of the Literacy Center at Canisius is to serve as a comprehensive literacy and reading instruction center, based on a balanced approach to literacy and research-based practices. Specifically, the Center will serve as: 1. A center for pre-service and in-service teacher training. 2. A community-based center offering literacy programs and assistance to families and their children in the local community. 3. A linkage for school districts and community organizations that have an interest in family literacy and reading excellence. 4. A research/developmental center to document effective practices based on rigorous research methods.

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100 Children's Books about Diversity and Inclusion - The Art of Education University

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WFPL Children’s Book Awards 2020

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Because we could all use a little gentle humor right now.  Let’s keep taking care of one another.
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Because we could all use a little gentle humor right now. Let’s keep taking care of one another.

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Love this series of fun, easy-to-read chapter books!
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Love this series of fun, easy-to-read chapter books!

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Here's another great list of books that can help us reach all students! What books would you add?

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Our literacy program focuses on you so that you’re ready to focus on your students!

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The Online Winter Reading Challenge has begun! Kids, teens, and adults write book reviews for a chance to win a prize! Classrooms can also register for a chance to win. Free & open to the public.

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Canisius’ Online Master’s Education Programs Among Top in Nation Jan 15, 2020 The latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report recognize Canisius College’s online master’s degree programs in education as among the best in the nation. Of the 230 colleges and univ...

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The New York Times

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Winter break is always a good time to hit the refresh button on our teaching! This article offers some great suggestions about how we can be more effective literacy teachers.

Strategies like choral reading and ear reading improve students’ reading fluency, expand their vocabulary, and increase their confidence.

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Master of Science in Literacy Education The Literacy Education Master of Science Degree Program prepares students to meet New York State requirements for certification as a literacy specialist. Canisius now offers the literacy graduate program completely on-line. For more information about the on-line literacy education program, visit the program web site. Course sequences in both programs (33 credit hours) provide for certification in one of two areas: pre-K through grade 6 or grade 5 through grade 12. Additional coursework (9 hours) qualifies candidates for certification in both areas. Each concentration in the master's degree in reading education has a component that involves working with children in a clinical setting, specifically testing and tutoring in the area of literacy skills (reading and writing). Candidates complete their practicums with literacy specialists in one of their districts of choice. For more information on the Graduate Literacy Programs, contact Dr. Jennifer Stowe, Director, at (716) 888-3735.

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