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Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literacy Education: Birth - Grade 6 - MSEd


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Program Coordinator Yang Hu; 901 West Building; (212) 772-4753; yang.hu@hunter.cuny.edu

This is a 31-37 credit program that prepares teachers with NYS initial, professional, or permanent certification to meet New York State requirements for permanent certification as a teacher of literacy-birth through grade 6. The program has been nationally recognized by the International Reading Association (IRA).

 

Admission Requirements


  1. Undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 2.8.
     
  2. New York State initial, professional, or permanent teacher certification in early childhood education, childhood education, elementary education, TESOL or special education.
     
  3. Submission of a letter of recommendation from a supervisor as one of the two letters of recommendation to be included in the graduate application.
     
  4. Completion of a satisfactory on-site writing sample after the application is reviewed.
     
  5. Completion of a satisfactory interview.

Progress Standards


  1. Master’s candidates must maintain a GPA of a minimum of 3.0 on all courses taken in the literacy master’s program.
     
  2. Master’s candidates with any course grades below B- in literacy courses EDLIT 736, EDLIT 737, EDLIT 742 and EDLIT 740 will not be allowed to continue in the program.
     
  3. Master’s candidates with a grade of Incomplete in any course will be restricted from registering for more than one course.
     
  4. Master’s candidates with two or more grades of Incomplete are prohibited from registering for more than one course. Those with two or more grades of Incomplete are prohibited from registering for any more courses until the Incomplete grades are removed.

 Note: It is recommended that students with two or more INs take an official leave of absence.

Exit Standards


  1. Overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
     
  2. An “achieved the standard” rating, or better, on the Professional Teaching Portfolio duting final presentation to the Master’s in Literacy Portfolio Review Committee.
     
  3. A grade of B or better in literacy courses EDLIT 736, EDLIT 737, EDLIT 742, and EDLIT 740.
     
  4. Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.

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