Brooklyn M.A. in Literacy and Cognition All Grades

Brooklyn M.A. in Literacy and Cognition All Grades

Earn the latest certification offered in New York state as a Literacy Specialist in All Grades

Discover a program that is sure to ignite your passion and equip you for a gratifying career as a dynamic classroom teacher and literacy specialist – the M.A. in Literacy and Cognition All Grades at St. Joseph's University, New York’s Brooklyn Campus. Our innovative program leads to full pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 certification and delivers outstanding preparation with a focus on the science of reading and evidence-based practices, emphasizing Structured Literacy. Graduates acquire the knowledge and skills needed to identify signs of dyslexia and implement effective interventions.

Our faculty is attuned to the challenges educators encounter in addressing the literacy needs of students. The 36-credit program, featuring over 50 hours of interaction with young learners, is crafted to assist graduates in developing evidence-based methods for delivering impactful literacy instruction across diverse populations.

Graduates often assume such vital roles as literacy coaches, specialists, supervisors and administrators. Those earning an M.A. in Literacy and Cognition All Grades at St. Joseph's University can pursue advanced certificates in School Building or School District Leadership at accelerated rates, or opt for an M.A. in Educational Leadership with Critical Consciousness.

Embark on this transformative journey to become a highly skilled literacy expert and prepare to leave a lasting mark in the field of education.

The Brooklyn M.A. in Literacy Experience

Be Ready: Students receive 50 hours of hands-on experience and become fully certified as literacy teachers (Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade) upon graduation and their successful completion of the NYSTCE Literacy CST.


Strong Support: The program features small class sizes and a unique mix of online and in-person courses with professors who are supportive and dedicated.


Be in Demand: In 2022, some 37 percent of fourth-grade students performed below the NAEP Basic level in reading. To properly address the national educational crisis, schools will more and more need teachers of reading.


Flexible Online Schedule

Students have the flexibility of coursework which is delivered both on campus or online in a synchronous format, enabling students to learn and collaborate from anywhere. The option of different formats provides students the opportunity to suit their schedule and their preferred instructional format.