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Master of Science in Education, Literacy

Literacy opens doors to new worlds and fuels the imagination. It makes it possible to understand the world around us and to communicate our thoughts, ideas, and feelings. As a literacy educator, you are making a profound difference in your students’ lives and in their future success.

Advance your career and become a literacy specialist in St. Thomas Aquinas College’s master’s program in literacy education. Choose from two options: Early Childhood & Childhood Literacy, Birth-Grade 6, and Middle Childhood & Adolescence Literacy, Grades 5-12. 

Gain a deeper understanding of foundational literacy skills to energize classroom learning and empower students who struggle with literacy. Through our 36 credit program, you will learn the latest research and techniques to spark your students’ passion for reading and writing. Our nationally recognized faculty will guide you through your academic journey and ignite your future as a leader in literacy education. 

At a glance

  • 36 Credit Graduate Program
  • Chose from : Early Childhood & Childhood Literacy, Birth-Grade 6, or Middle Childhood & Adolescence Literacy, Grades 5-12


  • Joy Gallagher, Assistant Director, Transfer & Graduate Coordinator jgallagh@stac.edu | 845-398-4101

Only at St. Thomas Aquinas College

Only at St. Thomas Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas College was founded as a teacher’s college. We have a long legacy of preparing knowledgeable, caring educators who are passionate about learning, teaching, and making a difference in the world, one student at a time. 

Join our close-knit academic community of experts who will support you personally in advancing to the next level of your profession.

Earn your degree on your time

Our 36 credit program can be completed in two years or at a pace that best suits your schedule. Designed with working professionals in mind, all classes are conveniently held in the late afternoon and evening, with some online options as well. Complete your practicum in the spring or summer under the supervision of a certified literacy specialist.

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