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Literacy Education, M.Ed.

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  • 12 months
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Frostburg State University’s Master of Education with a concentration in Literacy Education is designed for certified teachers or those who are eligible for certification and wish to specialize in improving student reading abilities. 


Through this program you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be certified as a reading specialist, literary coach or reading teacher. In addition to your core of nine credits in professional education, you will complete the 21-credit literacy core, a three-credit capstone master's research paper/project or thesis and three elective credit hours. The program is highly experiential and requires extensive interaction with students one evening per week through a two-semester reading clinic.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Children’s Literature
  • Foundations of Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
  • Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
  • New Literacies: Integrating 21st Century Skills
  • Reading Clinic 
  • Principles and Practices of Research
  • Developmental Theory and Experiential Growth
  • Cultural and Technological Awareness in the Context of Global Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There are no deadlines for application; however incomplete applications may result in a delay in your start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

    Successful applicants must hold a bachelor degree from a recognized accredited institution and have earned a GPA of 3.0 or above. Provisional admission can be considered if the student’s GPA is 2.75.  Students with GPA’s under 2.75 can also be admitted with special consideration of the College of Education Unit Monitoring Committee. Students with GPA less than 2.75 will be provided the information on the Unit Monitoring process following application.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      557 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 557 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      557 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 557 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    • In-State

      433 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 433 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Frostburg

    • 1216 - 2060 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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