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Literacy Education

Marshall University

12 months
21434 USD/year
21434 USD/year
15746 USD/year
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The Literacy Education programs at Marshall University offers a Master of Arts in Literacy Education, an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Graduate Certificate in Literacy Education to meet the unique needs of literacy professionals.


Key facts

Coursework included as a part of this program must not be older than seven years at the time of graduation. All coursework that candidates wish to transfer from other institutions must be approved by Marshall University within the first semester of classes. A plan of study must be completed, signed, and returned electronically to the Literacy Education Secretary, Senior. These programs do not lead to an initial teacher licensure. Completers can apply to the West Virginia Department of Education for an additional endorsement to their general education teaching license. Out of state applicants should consult with their local agencies about any literacy endorsement requirements.

  • The MA in Literacy Education offered by the Marshall University is a 36-hour degree leading to WV Reading Specialist Certification (Pre-K-Adult).
  • Classes are offered 100% online with 3-4 virtual meetings.
  • Face-to-Face meetings are available.
  • All program courses must be completed within seven years of start date with a maintained minimum GPA of 3.0.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developmental Reading
  • Literacy Acquisition
  • Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Literacy Assessment
  • The Use of Technology for Literacy Instruction
  • Writing in a Literacy Framework

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Your Application
  • The application requires a $150 non-refundable application fee 
  • Official Transcripts and Evaluations: Official final bachelor’s degree transcript and degree certificate must be sent in the original language, accompanied by a certified English translation and contain ALL college or university academic credits and grades. The transcripts must be sent directly to the Marshall University Office of Admissions by the registrar or equivalent office at the institution that you attend.
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Affidavit of Financial Support

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10717 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10717 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7873 USD per semester during 12 months.

Metro Residents: $7873

Living costs for Huntington

621 - 1035 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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