Literacy Specialist EdM

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

The Literacy Specialist EdM program, is for experienced classroom teachers who recognize a need to expand their knowledge of the methods, materials, and theories of reading, reading instruction, reading assessment and diagnosis, and re-mediation of reading difficulties. A major focus of the program is developmental reading, including study of developmental readers, reading processes, and reading instruction at the pre-school and emergent level, elementary grades, and secondary grades. Another significant focus of the program is the study of reading difficulties including classroom and clinical assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of reading.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2110

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)
  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 36 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.