Note: Students must apply for the additional certification on their own via NYSED individual transcript review.
The Graduate School of Education offers two options:
(for those holding certification in ELED, SPED, or SECED)
This 20 credit/(5 course) option enables graduates of education programs who hold certification in ELED, SPED, or SECED to seek literacy certification (either B-6 or 5-12 depending on grade levels of the initial certification).
To seek certification in literacy (in addition to certification in ELED, SPED or SECED):
(ONLY for BU Literacy program graduates already holding a literacy certification)This option enables BU Literacy program graduates to seek certification in the additional grade concentration that complements current licensure (either B-6 or 5-12). Graduates must apply and be admitted to pursue this option.
To seek an additional certification in literacy (ONLY for BU Literacy program graduates already holding a literacy certification) :
Students currently certified in B-6 literacy who seek 5-12 literacy certification will take:
Students currently certified in 5-12 literacy who seek B-6 literacy certification will take:
Students must identify a cooperating teacher and make their own arrangements to complete a 50 hour practicum (LTRC 593 - 2 cr.). This can be a in a regular public school-based setting, a summer school setting, or an academic school-based extended day program. The student must secure a practicum supervisor from among BU Literacy Program faculty, and this supervisor must approve the site for the practicum. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a practicum that is separated from current teaching grade placement by two or more grade levels (i.e. a 5th grade teacher with B-6 cert. who seeks 5-12 cert. is encouraged to seek a practicum at upper middle or high school level).
Requirements for the 50 hour practicum include:
Contact Dr. Bogum Yoon, Literacy Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Send application materials to:
Graduate School of Education
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, New York 13902
Last Updated: 5/23/13