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Literacy Education

Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed.
24 months
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37694 USD/year
37694 USD/year
21960 USD/year
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About

The Master of Education in Literacy Education at Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg is designed to provide full-time and part-time graduate students with a focused program of study in the field of literacy education. 

Overview

This advanced degree in Literacy Education provides students with a comprehensive approach to literacy research, instructional practice, assessment, and leadership to meet the varied and diverse needs of K-12 learners. Grounded in sociocultural and critical literacy approaches, the program affords literacy professionals:

  • specialized, in-depth knowledge about the teaching of literacy;
  • diagnostic and clinical skills necessary to support and plan instruction for a diverse range of students;
  • the ability to interpret, evaluate, and use literacy research to inform practice;
  • opportunities to use both digital and traditional texts to teach literacy across the curriculum;
  • knowledge about the role of social context in supporting K-12 learners’ acquisition of language and literacy; and
  • the literacy leadership skills necessary to support and inform professional practice in K-12 settings.
Pennsylvania State University students also participate in a final capstone course that provides the opportunity to work closely with K-12 learners in a faculty-supervised, clinical, or on-site setting. Throughout the program, students work closely with faculty and cultivate strong peer support networks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Writing
  • Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers
  • Teaching English in Bilingual/Dialectal Education
  • Psychology of Reading
  • Diagnostic Evaluation of Reading Problems
  • Literacy and Leadership
  • Research in Language and Literacy Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A brief (200-300 words) personal statement describing your interest in pursuing a master’s degree in Literacy Education
  • A valid Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate
  • Test scores from one of the following: GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or Praxis examinations completed for certification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37694 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    37694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37694 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    21960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21960 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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