A limited number of clinical Residencies are available on a competitive basis to students who pursue a Literacy Specialist master's degree at Nazareth on a full-time basis.
- Begin coursework in either summer session A, summer session B, or fall 2015
- Enroll in 12 graduate credit hours during both the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters
- Work for the required number of days per week in an assigned school where you will spend instructional time with a literacy specialist and classroom teachers
- Receive six credits of graduate assistantship during both the fall and spring semesters, saving a third of the total tuition cost
- Observe and participate with certified literacy specialists as they meet children's needs
- Gain knowledge about, observe, and participate with classroom teachers and literacy specialists teaching children at all tiers of Response to Intervention
- Convert theoretical knowledge into exemplary instructional practices
- Develop a repertoire of evidence-based instructional and reading strategies that meet the common core standards
- Contribute as a member of a teaching and learning community
- Complete the standard graduate admissions process.
- Complete the application for the Literacy Clinical Residency*
- Provide a letter of recommendation* from a professional who has observed your teaching.
- Interview with program faculty.
Application review begins March 1 and will continue until all positions are filled. Applications received after that date will be reviewed subject to fellowship availability.
*Send the Literacy Clinical Residency application and the letter of recommendation to:
Dr. Naomi Erdmann, Chair of Graduate Literacy Programs
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618