Mar 01, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literacy Education: Grades 5-12 - MSEd


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Program Coordinator

Jody Polleck
906 West
(212) 772-4639
literacy@hunter.cuny.edu

This master’s program (Academic Plan: AL512-MSED) is designed for teachers with NYS certification in Middle Childhood (grades 5-9) and adolescent (grades 7-12) content teachers to become teachers of literacy and reading at the middle and secondary school levels. This program leads to certification in Literacy Grades 5-12.

Admission Requirements


  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.5.
  2. NYS initial, professional, or permanent certification as a Middle Childhood (5-9) or Adolescent (7-12) content teacher.
  3. On-site writing sample after the application is reviewed.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a supervisor.
  5. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Progress Standards


  1. Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
  2. No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F(WU) in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  3. Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
  4. Key Course Performance Standards
    • Students must receive a grade of at least a B in certain key program courses. (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog)
    • Students who receive a grade of F/WU in certain key program courses may not continue in the program (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog).

Exit Requirements


  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. A grade of B or better in EDLIT 740 and EDLIT 756.
  3. Maintain a valid and appropriate NYS certification.
  4. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.

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