Take your teaching career to the next level at Alfred

The Master's of Science in Education in Literacy is a professional certification program for teachers who hold the initial certificate in any teaching area. While the degree is in literacy, the focus of the program is preparing teachers to infuse literacy strategies into instructional activities at any grade level or in any content area. The Alfred University Literacy program is an excellent opportunity for teachers in the Corning area who are employed in full-time positions and need to complete courses for the professional certificate.


Literacy (MS Ed)
  • EDUC 603 – Competency in the Teaching of Literacy
  • EDUC 604 – Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques in Literacy
  • EDUC 605 – Literacy in the Content Area
  • EDUC 613 – Literature for Children
  • EDUC 670 – Field Experience and Seminar
  • EDUC 695 – Master’s Project
  • SPED 645 – Learning Disabilities
  • SPED 656 – Teaching Students with Disabilities in the Inclusive Classroom
  • SPED 658 – Managing the Classroom

This program is an Alfred University program; students in the program are Alfred University students earning an Alfred University degree. All students accepted to Alfred University pay a non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit. The Fall application deadline is August 19th.

  • Current New York State classroom teaching certification
  • Graduate application
  • Personal statement
  • $60 application fee
  • Undergraduate college transcript for every institution attended and degree level
  • Graduate college transcripts for every institution attended
  • 2 Letters of recommendation – applicants can submit traditional letters, have the recommender fill out a reference report found on the Alfred University website, or can submit both
  • Program interview
  • GRE exam
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