Seattle Pacific University

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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. SPU's 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.

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The MEd in Literacy 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.

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

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Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
3 (required)
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.
400 (required)

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and $50 application processing fee.
  • Copy of current Washington state teaching certificate (not required for Literacy + Certification applicants).
  • Official transcript documenting bachelor's degree (including official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended).
  • Personal statement (1–2 pages).
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test)scores taken within five years of application.
  • On the MAT, preferred minimum scaled score of 400.*
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Moral and Character Fitness Policy form (found in the online application) for those seeking teaching certification.
  • Résumé

Tuition Fee

  • International

    680 USD/year
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  • National

    680 USD/year
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