M.Ed. On Campus

Literacy Education

University of Southern Maine

24 months
1186 USD/credit 21348 USD/year
1186 USD/credit 21348 USD/year
432 USD/credit 7776 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Education in Literacy Education offered by University of Southern Maine, an advanced certification for teachers, provides students with a sound theoretical and empirical knowledge base relating to literacy acquisition. 


The programme

  • The purpose of Literacy Education the program offered by University of Southern Maine is to enable students to become informed decision makers who are capable of designing and implementing appropriate up-to-date instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking at all levels. 
  • Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective advocates for improving literacy instruction in their schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Literature in Grades K-12
  • Digital Literacies and Education
  • Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
  • Research Methods and Techniques
  • Reading Development and Instruction
  • Literacy Problems: Assessment and Instruction
  • Writing Development and Instruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application: Online Application
  • Application fee: Waived for all applicants
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, excluding the seven campuses of the University of Maine System (UMS transcripts are accessible to USM). 
  • Resume: Submit a resume or CV that outlines professional, volunteer, and community experience.
  • Essay: Type a brief essay (300-500 words) stating your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your professional goals, and how you think this program of study will contribute to these goals.
  • Proof of teacher certification
  • TOEFL or IELTS: Students whose first language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit official scores as part of the application process. See additional information below regarding test scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1186 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1186 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Gorham

1370 - 2127 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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