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esteves school of education

Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Esteves School of Education’s master’s and doctoral programs meet the highest standards in the field. Graduates are highly effective educators, school counselors and school leaders who believe in full inclusion, value diversity and are knowledgeable about best practices.

Master of Science in Childhood Education and Literacy Education PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Participate in a program designed for those wishing to become general education teachers (Grades 1-6) and literacy specialists (Birth-Grade 6). Combine advanced study and research; learn to

teach all common branch subjects in grades 1-6; specialize in teaching those struggling to read and write.

Develop, refine and evaluate your leadership and teaching skills, particularly with respect to using assessment to inform instructional decisions; become a reflective educator grounded in best practices, including technology.


STUDENT TESTIMONIAL “Sage prepared me in a lot of ways, but I think the biggest thing I took away from Sage was how to be a reflective teacher. Trends in education change; policies and culture change from one district to another. If your education trained you to be reflective as Sage did for me, you can adjust to anything.” – Patrick Farley ’12 (Florida Teacher of the Year Finalist)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended • One letter of recommendation • A 1-2 page career goals essay • Scores from one of the following: • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) • MAT (Miller Analogies Test) • edTPA • Content Specialty Tests • or equivalent Deadline: Rolling admission Start date: Fall, Spring, Summer semester

PROGRAM SUMMARY | Master of Science in Childhood Education and Literacy Education Prerequisite Courses

Pedagogical Core

Application for Student Teaching Note: All EDU coursework, including NCR workshops, must be complete before student teaching. Deadline: Application is due in the School of Education office the first week of class the semester prior to student teaching.

EDU 201

Education and Society

3 credits

EDU 206

Educational Psychology

3 credits

PSY 570

Developmental Psychology

3 credits

EDU 545

Literacy and Technology

3 credits

EDU 507

Responsive Classrooms: Valuing All Learners

3 credits

EDU 576

Emergent Language and Literacy

3 credits

EDU 574

Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

3 credits

EDU 588

Building Learning Communities

3 credits

EDU 555

Childhood Teaching Methods

6 credits

EDU 594 EDU 649

Teacher-Researcher-Portfolio Student Teaching/Elementary I (grades 1-3)

3 credits 3 credits

EDU 650

Student Teaching/Elementary II (grades 4-6)

3 credits

RWL 572

Literacy Assessment

4 credits

RWL 620

Diagnosing Literacy Difficulties

6 credits

RWL 621

Teaching Striving Learners

6 credits

RWL 621P


0 credit


Non-Credit Requirements • DASA Workshop: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools Prevention and Intervention • NCR 317: Health Education Standards Workshop • Reporting Child Abuse & Maltreatment • School Violence Prevention Workshop • Current CPR/First Aid Certifications


Leslie Peppin Office Coordinator Esteves School of Education 518-244-2313 |



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Master of Science in Childhood Education and Literacy Education  

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