24 months
23432 USD/year
22927 USD/year
10680 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This updated Language and Literacy program from Western Washington University is designed for educators who want to deepen their knowledge and practice in language and literacy instruction.


It is ideal for classroom teachers and those who are or want to become reading specialists or literacy coaches. Graduates will leave with a strong understanding of literacy research and theory and effective teaching of language, reading, and writing.

The Language and Literacy program from Western Washington University has four main components: foundations, core study, independent research, and study in a concentration area. May provide Washington state additional endorsement in reading, ESOL, or bilingual education.

Student Responsibility

As a degree-seeking student at Western, you are responsible for knowing the requirements of your graduate program and making sure that you are taking the courses and completing the milestones your program requires for graduation.

Programme Structure

Coursework includes:

  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Research Seminar and Inquiry Project
  • Emerging Technologies and New Literacies
  • Seminar in Elementary Curriculum
  • Research Analysis of Current Issues in Elementary Education
  • Current Issues in Assessment and Evaluation in Elementary Literacy Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Cohorts begin in odd-numbered years only.


47 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE or MAT scores (not required if you hold an advanced degree - Master's, PhD, JD, MD, etc.)
  • Resume
  • Interview if requested

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23432 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    22927 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22927 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10680 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bellingham

1109 - 1684 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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