The Adolescent 5-12 Literacy Extension Advanced Certificate of Study (ACS) program is designed for SBU graduates who have already earned their MSED Childhood Literacy B-6 degree. This ACS extends a current Childhood Literacy certification by adding qualifications to teach reading in adolescent grades 5-12.
Prior to introduction of the Birth to Grade 12 (B-12) Literacy Program in 2020, leading to dual certification in B-6 and 5-12 literacy, childhood literacy and adolescent literary were separate programs leading to separate certifications. Since introduction of the B-12 program, past SBU graduates of the childhood and adolescent literacy programs have inquired about what it would take to achieve certification in the other area, making them dually certified.
Graduates who apply for this extension certificate will have earned a 30 credit-hour Childhood Literacy degree. Nine (9) credits including the NYS practicum will give the former SBU graduate the criteria to meet current NYS B-12 Literacy program requirements.
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Admission to the program requires:
- Completed MSED Adolescent Literacy Degree (5-12) from St. Bonaventure University.
- A one-page letter explaining why you are seeking the ACS and what being a reading teacher/specialist means to you.
- Informal interview with the MSED Literacy program director.