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Curriculum Studies - Literacy Specialist, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Honolulu, HI, United States
The MEd-CS Literacy Specialist Concentration is offered as a partnership between the Curriculum Studies and Special Education Departments. The program prepares literacy specialists to ensure all students achieve their maximum potentials as readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and practitioners of 21st Century literacies (e.g., digital, media, visual, critical). 
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Overview

The program addresses both International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialist/Literacy Coaches (ILA) and International Dyslexia Association Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (IDA).

The Literacy Specialist program will be completely online, except for the orientation day during the first summer and a celebration day in the second summer. 

Students who are not on O‘ahu will receive up to $200 stipends to cover travel costs for both trips. Non-residents of Hawai‘i may attend the celebration day online.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics & Issues in Reading Difficulties
  • Classroom and School Literacy Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Language & Literacy
  • Literacy Coaching and Leadership
  • Advanced Fundamentals of Language & Literacy
  • New Literacies Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Submit to Office of Graduate Education (OGE)
  • A new UH Graduate Application.
  • Official Transcripts from each institution attended (except for UH system transcripts)
  • Graduate Division Residency Declaration Form (Hawaii residents only)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (International Students only)
  • International Student Financial Form (International Students only)
Submit to Curriculum Studies
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of objectives

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18540 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Honolulu

  • 1640 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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