The School of Education at SUNY New Paltz is pleased to offer a new, fully online curriculum in its Master of Science in Literacy Education program.
The new option lets teacher candidates complete all classes and practicum requirements remotely as part of a cohort of online learners.
The online option does not replace the traditional, on-campus model – students can choose between the in-person and online pathways for becoming a certified literacy specialist.
Those who opt for the online curriculum will still have plenty of face-to-face interaction with faculty and applied classroom experiences. The majority of the 36-credit program will be delivered through synchronous (real-time) online courses, so students can interact directly with instructors and peers.
The same is true for the required practicum. Literacy Education candidates will gain real-world, faculty-mentored experience through the Literacy Center at SUNY New Paltz, which provides both remote and in-person literacy services to children in the Hudson Valley.
Both the in-person and online curricula lead to New York State certification as a literacy specialist.