SJC Brooklyn M.A. in Literacy and Cognition

SJC Brooklyn M.A. in Literacy and Cognition

Get challenged. Get involved. Get ready with SJC Literacy and Cognition.

Come explore St. Joseph’s collaborative and supportive environment. We understand the challenges teachers face today in meeting the literacy needs of their students. Our program dives right in and teaches our aspiring educators and reading specialists new and thoughtful ways to provide effective literacy instruction for the diverse population of children in schools across New York and the nation.

Our 36-credit program examines a wide array of educational issues – through cultural, instructional and social perspectives – to give you access to the insights and knowledge needed to thrive in the education world.

Accelerate Your Career

Students who complete an M.A. in Literacy and Cognition at St. Joseph’s College can complete the following programs at an accelerated rate:


Sarina MessinaSarina Messina ’16, M.A. ’18
B.A. in Child Study, M.A. in Literacy and Cognition
Kindergarten Teacher at PS 172 - Beacon School of Excellence

"Being a graduate of St. Joseph’s College has given me the opportunity to grow as an educator. Their child study program is designed to prepare you to succeed in the education field. The professors were always there to help and guide me. The literacy and cognition program gives you the opportunity to work closely with students and to develop lessons that meet their needs. You are able to apply all of the skills you have learned as an educator to meet the needs of the students."

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The SJC Brooklyn Literacy and Cognition Experience

Hands-on Learning: Our students in the Literary and Cognition program receive 50 hours of practicum experience. 

Intimate Class Settings: The Literary and Cognition program features small classes and a blend of online and face-to-face courses. Get ready for an in-depth study of assessments and treatments for struggling students and to learn how to incorporate digital technology in your future classroom! 

A Range of Opportunity: At the end of the program, our Literary and Cognition students will have the necessary qualifications for a literacy teacher certification (birth – 6th grade).