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Literacy

The following courses have been reviewed and approved by the NYS Education Department as fulfilling specific developmental certification requirements in Literacy.

For Certificate Titles that Require 6 Semester Hours in Literacy:

Teaching Literacy Skills Methods

UNY 717: Beginning Reading, Grades PreK-2
UNY 802: Enhancing Literacy for All Students
RDG 663: Creating a Balanced Reading & Writing Program
EDV 420:: VESi-Reading Fundamentals #3 The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment (Undergraduate credit)

Teaching Literacy Skills

UNY 728: Writing as Learning
UNY 801: Reading & Writing Across Content Areas
EDU 661110:  Reading Across the Curriculum

For Literacy Certification in the competency area of Literacy Instruction and Assessment:

UNY 717: Beginning Reading, Grades PreK-2
UNY 802: Enhancing Literacy for All Students
RDG 663: Creating a Balanced Reading & Writing Program

Literacy in the Content Areas
UNY 801: Reading & Writing Across Content Areas

Please visit the New York State Education Department’s website to ensure that these courses fulfill your individual certification requirements.

Please contact the Office of Teaching Initiatives if you need clarification of your individual certification needs. Beyond the courses listed above, NYSUT cannot advise you as to which courses you should take to fulfill your specific certification requirements.

Effective 12/31/13, individuals pursing additional certificates are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. This training is available from the Education & Learning Trust.

Select NYSUT Education & Learning Trust (ELT) courses are approved by the New York State Education Dept. Office of Teaching Initiatives, as fulfilling certification requirements for specific certification titles. Students must take courses for graduate credit for certification requirements.

NYSUT Education & Learning Trust strongly recommends that individuals seeking to fulfill specific certification competency areas consult the State Education Department’s Certification Office at when selecting courses to fulfill certification requirements.

All individuals pursuing their first teaching certificate should complete a registered program at an accredited university or college.

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