Niagara University

College of Education

Literacy Instruction


Niagara University

P.O. Box 1909

Niagara University, NY 14109

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.Ed. in Literacy Instruction (B-6 or 7-12)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Literacy abilities are the foundation of contemporary K-12 schooling and for most careers, yet many students struggle to attain the projected literacy benchmarks. Even though many dedicated classroom teachers have guided students in acquiring strong literacy skills, students still need additional effective literacy specialists to help them reach these achievement goals. To this end, Niagara University’s master’s degree program in literacy instruction provides students with the most current theory and practice in literacy education and is designed to develop highly qualified literacy educators who can guide K-12 students to excellence in literacy. Students may concentrate their studies on either childhood or adolescent literacy development through their selection of certification tracks and elective courses. In this 37 credit hour program, graduates will be qualified for New York state initial certification as reading specialists leading to professional certification.


Niagara University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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