Advanced Certificate for Literacy Specialist

The Advanced Certificate in Literacy Specialist prepares teachers to gain an understanding of the inter-relationships among language acquisition and literacy development, and to develop strategies for working with children who have language differences, literacy difficulties, and learning disabilities.

Admission Requirements
Criteria for full admission include: Master’s degree from an accredited institution, initial, professional or permanent New York State certification as childhood, elementary, adolescent or secondary teacher, undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, submission and review of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts documenting completion of Pace distribution requirements for the liberal arts and sciences, positive recommendations, and a major or concentration in the liberal arts and sciences.

 

Early Childhood/Childhood Strand (21 credits)

ED 650: Research and Theories in Language and Literacy Development (Birth-Grade 12) (3 credits)

ED 677: Teaching Literacy Skills to Children with Special Needs (3)

ED 652: Assessment in Reading and Writing (3)

ED 754: Literature and Digital Storytelling (3)

ED 655A: Early Literacy Learning: Instructional Models and Methods for Primary Grades (Birth-Grade 3) (3)

ED 755B: Literacy Instruction and Technological Applications for the Middle Grades (4-8) (3)

ED 693B: Practicum in Literacy, Birth-Grade 6 (3)

 

Middle Childhood/Adolescent Strand (21 credits)

ED 650: Research and Theories in Language and Literacy Development (Birth-Grade 12) (3 credits)

ED 677: Teaching Literacy Skills to Children with Special Needs (3)

ED 652: Assessment in Reading and Writing (3)

ED 754: Literature and Digital Storytelling (3)

ED 757: Content Area Literacy and Technology: Instructional Models and Methods for Secondary Grades (9-12 ) (3)

ED 755B: Literacy Instruction and Technological Applications for the Middle Grades (4-8) (3)

ED 694B: Practicum in Literacy, Grades 5-12 (3)


Total Credits (each strand):  21