12 months
15676 USD/year
15676 USD/year
8332 USD/year
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The Master of Education in Reading and Literacy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a fully online program for Pre-k through grade 12 educators who want to learn more about practical and theoretical aspects of reading. 


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers a master's degree in Reading and Literacy. It especially emphasizes literacy within bilingual, multilingual, transnational and immigrant contexts. 

People enrolled in the program gain a thorough understanding of the reading process, how people learn to read, how to work with readers who are challenged by learning to read, and how bilingual/ESL issues impact learning to read.

Key Features

  • The program provides graduates with a deep understanding of the ways that literacy is constructed socially, culturally, and ideologically in an increasingly globalized world
  • The program offers instructional design, delivery, and assessment in literacy education for students with diverse backgrounds including students from culturally diverse backgrounds, emergent bilinguals and   multilinguals, transnational students, and those with reading difficulties or challenges.
  • Four available concentrations: Biliteracy, Digital Literacy, English/Adolescent Literacy, Reading Specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Children's and Adolescent Literature
  • Studies in Language and Culture
  • Teaching Marginalized Readers
  • Digital Literacies and Leadership
  • Action Research in Dual Language and ESL Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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Rolling admission for national students.


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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. If applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA criterion of 3.0, the GRE general test is required for conditional admission. GRE test score is valid for 5 years.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • One to two page personal statement detailing professional goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4166 USD per semester during 12 months.


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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