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Literacy Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The MSE in Literacy Education prepares certified elementary, middle school, or secondary teachers to pursue an advanced degree in literacy education. Based on the International Literacy Association (ILA) Standards for Reading Professionals, this program will help prepare you for a wide range of literacy positions, including literacy coach, reading teacher, and/or literacy specialist. Additional courses may be required for the K-12 Special Reading Certificate following a DESE transcript analysis of undergraduate work. Enhances your opportunities to contribute to professional publications and presentations in the field of literacy education.

You will have access to highly qualified faculty who are leaders in the field of literacy education. Personal instruction and advising from one of these faculty members helps you be successful in the classroom and in the field. Courses are offered in flexible formats (online and/or hybrid) to work around your busy schedule.

All classes are offered in either online or hybrid formats with exception of the practica requirement (EDFL 5220 and EDFL 5230). Hybrid courses combine traditional course format with online learning to create clear communication and collaboration while still being flexible.

Depending on the your personal schedule, it usually takes anywhere from 2 to 4 years to complete the graduate hours required for the degree. We suggest that you take your time with graduate courses as the course workload tends to be higher than undergraduate classes.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Content Area Literacy 
  • Methods and Materials for Literacy Enhancement 
  • Assessment of Literacy Development 
  • Advanced Language Arts Methods: Culture and Communication 
  • Language Development in the Literacy Program 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

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 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).

General Requirements

To be accepted into the MSE degree program, you must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Submit proof of teacher certification or provide a professional endorsement from any of the 50 states or territories
  • Submit a copy of a recent summative teaching evaluation (i.e., a PBTE or similar evaluation form), or a letter from a school superintendent, principal, or professor attesting to teaching abilities and graduate school potential
  • Submit an application for admission (including submission of official undergraduate transcripts)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    597 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 597 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    299 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Warrensburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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