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International Literacy, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
The Master of Education in International Literacy is designed for teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language. The program addresses the theories of language instruction and incorporates research-based best practices for teaching English language learners.

About

In addition to receiving the M.Ed., our graduates earn a certificate in Second Language Instruction from Sam Houston State University.

Graduates of this program will be able to:
  • Articulate theories, processes, and principles of second language acquisition and second language literacy acquisition.
  • Examine the linguistic, sociocultural, cognitive, and psychological foundations of language and literacy.
  • Identify instructional strategies and materials that promote the acquisition of language and literacy for English language learners.
  • Evaluate informal and formal assessments for English language learners.
  • Engage in reflective analysis of personal beliefs and systematic inquiry into diverse cultures in order to construct a pedagogy in which diversity is an explicit part of the curriculum
  • Integrate technology to enhance the learning opportunities of English language
    learners.
  • Conduct research in second language learning and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Social, Cultural and Language Influences on Learning
  • Teaching English as a Second Lanaguage: Oral Language
  • Language Acquisition and Development for Bilingual and ESL
  • Applied Lingusitics in ESL/EFL Settings
  • Social, Cultural and Language Influences on Learning
  • Bilingual Program Development in the Content Areas
  • Action Research in Second Language
  • Workshop in Ed Multilingual Ed: 2nd Lang. Assment
  • Workshop in Ed Multilingual Ed: CALL in ESL/EFL
  • Integrating Current Technologies in Teaching
  • Gaming and Literacy
  • Survey of Reading
  • Literacy & Learning Grade 8 - 12
  • Second Language Literacy
  • Digital Literacies & Pedagogy
  • Digital Literacies and Policy
  • Language Arts: Theory and Instruction
  • Literacy and Instructional Materials in Reading Program
  • The Politics Literacy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International student applications should be completed and received no later than 90 days before the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5
Recommended score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • Graduate Admissions Application (submitted online through ApplyTexas)
  • Application Fee
  • An official transcript from your baccalaureate degree granting institution
  • Submit the official credentials evaluation
  • Additional documentation as required for your specific program. See our Degree Programs to determine if any additional documentation is required for your program of interest
  • For admission to a post-baccalaureate or master’s program, the University requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or 2.8 on your last sixty hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (iBt internet-based test) or 6.5 IELTS or successful completion of the English Language Institute (ELI) program at SHSU

                    Getting a Student Visa

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                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      12012 USD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                    • National

                      12012 USD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                    • In-State

                      10698 USD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 5349 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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