Reading & Literacy:
Clinical Practice (Non-Certification)

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  • Master of Science in Education: 45 credits

Learn from core faculty mentors with rich practitioner experience

Use clinical methods and materials that respond to developmental, linguistic, and cultural strengths and needs of diverse students.

Earn your master's degree while gaining experience working with children

Differentiate literacy instruction by using cutting edge and innovative theory and practice.

Lynne EinbenderLynne Einbender
Program Director

Reading and Literacy: Clinical Practice is especially designed for individuals who want to specialize in the literacy needs of individual and small groups of children. This program is right for you if you want develop teaching approaches that enable you to apply your knowledge to assess, design, and implement lessons that meet the multiple and complex needs of different literacy learners.

Admission Requirements

  • Mature, self -aware and committed individuals who are excited about teaching and learning. There is an expectation of an ability and willingness to be reflective about one's own practices and work with children.
  • Excellent academic record and references.
  • See the Admissions Criteria.

Certification in Education

This program does not lead to New York State certification.

Supervised Fieldwork/Advisement

The integration of coursework and field experiences is central to a Bank Street education. You will learn to observe, engage and educate children matching your assessments with your instruction. You will:

  • Engage in intensive, supportive fieldwork: Fieldwork will include placements with Reading Specialists K-5.
  • Participate in a weekly collaborative Conference Group with your Advisor and 5-7 other graduate students. You will have an opportunity to engage in ongoing in-depth conversations about teaching and learning.
  • Benefit from individual meeting with your advisor twice a month.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Reading and Literacy program work in private schools, private practice and in clinics.