Seattle Pacific University

24 months
712 USD/year
712 USD/year
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Children cannot succeed in school without proficiency in reading and writing, and the level of literacy they will need to fully participate in society continues to increase. Seattle Pacific University MEd in Literacy is a rigorous, research-based program designed to equip effective teachers of literacy to meet the needs of a wide range of learners.


The MEd in Literacy at Seattle Pacific University provides you with two options. Option one is the MEd in Literacy Plus Reading Endorsement and requires a completed teacher certificate before you begin the program. The second option is the Med in Literacy With Teacher Certification.


Seattle Pacific University is preparing students for service and leadership by fostering holistic growth through rigorous academic study, character formation, and vocational preparation that establishes a foundation for a thriving, faithful, and meaningful life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Moral Issues in Education 
  • Communication and Collaboration 
  • Interpreting and Applying Educational Research I
  • Applying Research in School Settings 
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Language Arts Core 
  • Literacy Assessment and Standards
  • Teaching Reading: Strategies of Instruction 
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
  • Childrens and Young Adult Literature
  • Teaching Writing: Process to Product
  • Foundations of Reading Instruction
  • Teaching Reading to Exceptional Students

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
148 (verbal)
147 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least two letters of recommendation.
  • Complete official transcripts from any college or university you’ve attended.
  • A 3.0 or better GPA in your most recent 45 quarter credits, or in all undergraduate work.
  • A passing score on the entrance exam for your program.
  • Satisfaction of program-specific entrance requirements.
  • Payment of the application fee of $50 or $75, depending on the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 712 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 712 USD per year and a duration of 24 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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