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Literacy Education, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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University rank #401 (ARWU) Online
The College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University offers a Master of Arts in Literacy Education, formerly known as Reading, online. 

About

This professional graduate program in Literacy Education from West Virginia University leads to pre-K through adult reading specialist certification in West Virginia.  Coursework will focus on preparing specialized reading professionals in the three areas identified by the International Literacy Association. 

Career

Graduates of this program may attach Reading Specialist certification to their current teaching area by passing the PRAXIS Series test. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Specialized Literacy Professional
  • Reading and Writing in Elementary School
  • Foundations of Literacy
  • Developing Reading Interests
  • Assessment of Reading Ability
  • Literacy Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
    30 credits/year
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree. 

  • A 3.0 GPA. 

  • A valid teaching certification.

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

    5652 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5652 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5652 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5652 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition per 9 credits

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