Literacy Education

West Virginia University

M.A. Online
12 months
628 USD/credit
628 USD/credit
628 USD/credit
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The College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University offers a Master of Arts in Literacy Education, formerly known as Reading, online. 

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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. 


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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree. 

  • A 3.0 GPA. 

  • A valid teaching certification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    628 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 628 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    628 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 628 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    628 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 628 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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