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Literacy Specialist, Master

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Literacy is fundamental to every aspect of education—English, language study, math, science and social studies. With the MSEd Literacy Specialist degree at Pace University, you will enhance your competitive edge as a teacher and make a major impact on developing your students’ ability to succeed in every area of their education.


Literacy takes a multitude of forms, modalities and applications within all levels of education, all classrooms and subject areas. With the advanced credentials from this program, you will have valued expertise as an instructor in any type of classroom setting. 

This MSEd Literacy Specialist degree at Pace University also enables teachers to be more effective in the classroom by enhancing their knowledge and skills in developing strategies for working with children with language differences, literacy difficulties, and learning disabilities. Choose between concentrations in Early Childhood/Childhood and Middle Childhood/Adolescent, and you will have the knowledge and tools to make a difference in the lives of many students. 

Career Outcomes 

Candidates who complete this program are eligible for an advanced or professional certificate in the teaching of literacy to Early Childhood/Childhood (birth–grade 6) or Middle Childhood/Adolescent (grades 5–12) students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research/ Theory in Developing Literacy 
  • Instructional Approaches for Tchng Writing, 
  • Literacy for Children Hith Special Needs 
  • Assessment in Literacy: Grades B - 12 
  • Child Abuse and Violence Prevention 
  • DASA - Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying 
  • and Discrimination in Schools, Pre&ention & 
  • Literature and Digital Storytelling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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).

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • All Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    927 USD/credit
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  • National

    927 USD/credit
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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