M.A. Blended


University of Northern Colorado

20 months
1150 USD/credit 20700 USD/year
1150 USD/credit 20700 USD/year
615 USD/credit 11070 USD/year
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Gain teaching and leadership skills with a master’s degree in Literacy from Colorado’s primary institution for teacher education, the University of Northern Colorado.


Combining online and on-site classes in a convenient, flexible format designed for working professionals, the Literacy M.A. program from University of Northern Colorado provides the skills to be a more effective classroom teacher and school leader.

At UNC, you’re part of one of the top education programs in the nation. We are designated as the primary institution for teacher education in the state of Colorado and rank fifth in teacher candidate graduates in the United States. We are also the top-ranked university in the state for online graduate programs in education and one of the top 10 in the nation.

Your Future in Literacy Studies

Our program offers a teacher-friendly schedule that combines weekend and evening on-campus courses with online instruction. While many colleges and universities offer a mix of generalist core classes and some literacy classes, our program is made up entirely of literacy courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Language, Literacy and Cognitive Development
  • Teaching the Writing Process in Schools
  • Literature for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Reading in the Middle and Secondary Schools
  • Reading Research
  • Clinical Practicum in Literary Coaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
146 (verbal)
140 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Graduate applicants are expected to meet a 3.0 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport
  • All doctoral programs and some master’s, certificate and licensure programs require letters of recommendation.
  • Some graduate programs require supplemental application materials.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 USD per credit during 20 months.
  • National

    20700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 USD per credit during 20 months.
  • In-State

    11070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 20 months.

Living costs for Greeley

950 - 1350 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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