M.Ed. On Campus Online

Literacy Studies (Reading/Language Arts Emphasis)

12 months
14000 USD/year
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The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy Studies (Reading/Language Arts Emphasis)  at Grand Valley State University offers elementary and secondary teachers the opportunity to enhance classroom instruction through effective literacy practices. 


Key facts

Each of the three Literacy Studies (Reading/Language Arts Emphasis) program at Grand Valley State University  areas can also be completed fully online. The Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy Studies was selected as one of the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Education Programs for 2016.

The M.Ed. in Literacy Studies program is a minimum of 33 credits. With two campuses, Grand Rapids and Detroit, the program offers various options for course delivery:
  • The Hybrid program combines face-to-face classroom lessons with online assignments.
  • The fully-Online program provides the option to complete course online for the M.Ed.

Program Features

  • Faculty with Pre-K through high school classroom experience
  • Instruction focused on school contexts
  • Flexible course offerings including hybrid and online options
  • Vibrant learning community
  • Nationally accredited


The program is accredited by the International Literacy Association. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Literacy Strategies for Content Areas
  • Curriculum & Materials for Language Arts
  • Children's Literature
  • Teaching Writing
  • Reading Teacher Practicum
  • Reading Specialist Practicum
  • Developmental Literacy for Children
  • Literature for Adolescents
  • Literacy Assessment and Instruction
  • Reading Teacher Practicum
  • Developmental Literacy for Children
  • Reading Specialist Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
144 (verbal)
138 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Materials: Graduate application, application fee, official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended, and copies of teaching/administrative certificates if required for program admission or approved waiver;
  • Recommendations: Three professional or academic recommendations on COE recommendation forms, addressing the candidate’s potential for graduate study;
  • Grade Point Average: Grade point average of 3.0 or better for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work taken from a regionally accredited institution; or
  • Previous Master’s Degree: A prior master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted in lieu of the minimum grade point average.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.
$735/ credits

Living costs for Allendale

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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