M.Ed. On Campus

Literacy Education

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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. 


This advanced degree in Literacy Education at Pennsylvania State University 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.
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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree
  • 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

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    39248 USD/year
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  • National

    23082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Middletown

1000 - 1500 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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