M.S.Ed. On Campus

Reading and Literacy Education

12 months
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
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Literacy is the key component to all academic achievement. Be the person to inspire a lifelong love of reading and help prepare students for the literacy demands of the 21st century with the Reading and Literacy Education program from Duquesne University.


In this Reading and Literacy Education program from Duquesne University you will learn to develop effective literacy instruction through research-based practices. This 36-credit program is designed for teachers with initial certification. The curriculum gives you the opportunity to explore literacy theory, equity and diversity in literacy, and to develop expertise in Literacy Instruction, Curriculum Design, and School Context. Candidates have access to computer laboratories, a reading clinic housed in the School of Education, a multi-media center, a curriculum library, a fully networked and automated reference library, and onsite and remote access to online databases and electronic journals.

Career outcomes

As a graduate of Duquesne University's Master's of Education in Reading & Literacy Education program, you will be eligible to become a certified reading specialist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Children's Literature and Multimodal Text
  • Diversity and Equity in Literacy
  • Theories, Models, and Instruction of Writing

    Literacy Development and Instruction

    Disciplinary Literacy

  • Literacy Assessment and Intervention

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Duquesne University Graduate Online Application.
  • *Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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