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Literacy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

These degrees are intended for initially certified teachers interested in an advanced degree in teaching literacy to children from birth to grade 12. The content of the degree programs include extensive assessment training, field-based practicum, and a literacy capstone project of the students' choice.

Programme Structure

Candidates enroll in course work related to child/adolescent literacy development, literacy theory, and pedagogical strategies for providing literacy intervention to struggling readers and writers. All of the courses strengthen the candidates' knowledge of the Four Pillars of Understanding -- Knowledge, Pedagogy, Diversity, and Professionalism; in turn, these Pillars support the educational process of effective planning, instructing, reflecting, and responding. Course work and instruction are rooted in a strong foundation of research-based practices and strategies, contextual factors that influence instruction, and standards for teaching and learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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General Requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above. (Starting Fall 2015)
  • GRE scores submitted. (Starting Fall 2015)
  • DASA Training completed
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (prefer one from former professor/instructor and one from cooperating/supervising teacher).
  • An interview. Candidates with completed application materials will be contacted by Literacy faculty for a (telephone) interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11105 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5435 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5435 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fredonia

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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