• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master of Education (M.Ed.), with a specialization in Language and Literacy Education from University of North Carolina Wilmington, addresses the North Carolina Masters/Advanced Competencies requirements and is designed for individuals who hold (or are eligible for) a North Carolina Class "A" teacher license in education.
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Overview

The Master of Education (M.Ed.), with a specialization in Language and Literacy Education from University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed for K-12 teachers seeking to improve their knowledge about literacy teaching, learning, and problem-solving in the complex contexts of K-12 classrooms, and it opens doors for individuals interested in becoming literacy leaders in schools, districts, state and national agencies.

Highlights of the Program

  • Experience the convenience of an online program with the collegiality and support of a face-to-face experience
  • Learn to integrate theory, research, and practice
  • Engage in ongoing conversations about issues that really matter to educators
  • Collaborate with peers and faculty on a wide range of teaching and research activities
  • Conduct action research in a classroom setting
  • Gain knowledge and expertise in coaching, professional development, and leadership
  • Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in public schools

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Role of Literature in Learning and the Curriculum
  • Reading and Teaching Reading
  • Research in Literacy Education
  • Disciplinary Literacies
  • 21st Century Literacies
  • Language, Literacy, and Culture
  • Tutoring and Coaching for Literacy Development
  • Leadership in Literacy Education
  • Teaching Writing from a Writer’s Perspective

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    79

    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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General Requirements

  • An application for graduate admission
  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields (employers, professors, supervisors)
  • A 2-3 page word-processed letter of application, which includes a description of the applicant's professional goals, educational interests in pursuing graduate study, and philosophy of teaching.
  • Hold (or be eligible to hold) a North Carolina “A” teaching license. For individuals who are licensed in other states, please contact the program coordinator.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18548 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4720 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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