Literacy instruction includes the most current theory and practice in literacy education, and is designed to develop highly qualified literacy educators.
Literacy abilities are the foundation of contemporary B-12 schooling and for most current careers, yet many students struggle to attain the expected literacy benchmarks. Even though many dedicated educators have guided students in acquiring strong literacy skills, students still need more effective literacy teachers to help them reach these achievement goals.
To this end, Niagara University’s master’s degree program in literacy instruction includes the most current theory and practice in literacy education and is designed to develop highly qualified literacy educators who can guide B-12 students to excellence in literacy. Students gain professional skills and knowledge in both childhood and adolescent literacy development through course content and professional experiences. Graduates will be qualified for New York state initial certification as reading specialists leading to professional certification.
NYS is in the top five states with the highest employment level of literacy instructors!
This 37 credit hour program emphasizes the integration of reading and writing throughout the birth-12 curriculum, and focuses on literacy learning at different grade levels and stages of development, a differentiation that other programs may not offer.
The Family Literacy Center is an on-campus educational opportunity for graduate students
to demonstrate teaching while enhancing the literacy performance of at-risk readers and their families. The center’s programs focus on improving reading, writing and listening skills among children while supporting the literacy and basic skills of the family itself.
Dr. Erwin, associate professor of education, discusses the importance of literacy instruction in today’s society.
Dr. Robin Erwin
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Dr. Kathleen F.
Dr. Donna C.
Faculty Fellow, Early Childhood Special Education