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

Literacy Education: Grades 5-12 - MSEd

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


This is a 27-30 credit program that prepares teachers with NYS initial, professional, or permanent certification to meet New York State requirements for certification as a teacher of adolescent literacy. The program has been nationally recognized by the International Reading Association (IRA).


Admission Requirements

  1. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8 from an accredited bachelor’s degree program or a GPA of at least 3.5 from a master’s program.
  2. New York State initial, professional, or permanent teacher certification as a middle childhood (5-9) or adolescent (7-12) content teacher.
  3. Satisfactory communication skills, as demonstrated through an oral interview and an on-site writing sample, after the application is reviewed.
  4. Submission of a letter of recommendation from a supervisor to be included in the application as one of two required recommendations.


Progress Standards

  1. Master’s candidates must maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  2. Master’s candidates with more than one course grade below B- in literacy courses 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. Those with two or more grades of Incomplete are prohibited from registering for any courses.

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



Literacy Education: Adolescent Grades 5-12 Course of Study

Total Credits: 27-30 credits

Exit Standards

  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. A grade of B or better in EDLIT 740, in which a culminating project is completed.
  3. A grade of B or better in EDLIT 756.
  4. An “achieved the standard” rating, or better, on the Professional Teaching Portfolio during final presentation to the Master’s in Literacy Portfolio Review Committee.
  5. Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.


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