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Southampton College Literacy Education Program

Literacy Education Program
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Application Requirements
The applicant must:
  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university which includes a strong liberal arts and science background that meets New York State Standards and a content major or concentration, minimum of 30 credits.
  2. Have a grade point average of 2.75 based on a four point scale.  This average may be on the total undergraduate record of 2.75 or on the last 60 hours of study.
  3. Hold initial or provisional New York State teaching certification in an area other than reading literacy education.
  4. Have one letter of recommendation from a professional in the field of education, psychology, or related disciplines which supports the student's request for admission, and addresses the student's academic skills and personal attributes, strengths and/or weaknesses.
  5. Complete an on-site writing sample: Provide a writing sample in response to a short article addressing a general literacy issue. (The writing sample is evaluated for clarity, development of ideas, organization and mechanics.)
  6. Interview with the literacy education faculty.


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