2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Child Study B.A./M.A., Literacy and Cognition (SJNY Long Island)

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This five year program will serve our current undergraduate population and allow the students to remain at St. Joseph’s University to pursue a graduate degree in Literacy and Cognition.  The primary goal of this proposal is to help prepare academically qualified junior and senior undergraduate students to pursue a master’s degree as well as earn an additional teaching certification as a Literacy Specialist, thereby creating increased employment opportunities and enhancing their abilities as they enter the field of education. Students will receive a strong foundation in the teaching of reading and writing that contribute to the effectiveness of a classroom teacher, special education teacher, and literacy specialist.

Students will apply in the last semester of their sophomore year. Qualified students who are accepted to the 5- year program will enroll in one graduate course for each semester of their junior and senior year.

These four courses will count as general electives at the undergraduate level and incur no extra tuition beyond the regular undergraduate tuition. The remaining eight graduate courses will be completed after students have earned their bachelor’s degrees.


Admission Requirements:

Overall and major GPA of 3.0

Completion of the following courses with a grade of B or better: 

CS 101

CS 102

CS 121

CS 211


Timeline and Required Graduate Courses

Junior Year - Fall: 3 credits

CSL 500 or 600

Junior Year - Spring: 3 credits

CSL 510

Senior Year - Fall: 3 credits

CSL 540

Senior Year - Spring: 3 credits

CSL 560 (10 hrs.) or 550 CSL

Summer 1: 6 credits

CSL 550 or 560 for summer III

CSL 600 or 500

Grad School Fall: 6 credits

CSL 530

CSL 590 (10 hrs.)

Grad School Spring: 6 credits

CSL 610 (30 hrs.)

CSL 520

Summer 2: 6 credits

CSL 570

CSL 580



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