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Language and Literacy, M.Ed.

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This program is also available in an off-campus cohort format. Classes meet in or near your school one night a week, the same night for the entire program. You will finish one course every eight weeks and make-up options are available should an occasional scheduling conflict occur. 


An approved portfolio that addresses satisfactorily the InternationalLiteracy Association Standards or the TESOL Standards (depending on the program) is required. The portfolio must be presented by the fifth week of the last term in the student's program. Students must successfully pass the SFE Disposition Instrument for Graduate Candidates. A student cannot complete the program without an acceptable portfolio.


 Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Park University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

The Master of Education in Language & Literacy requires a minimum of 30 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and hold a valid state teaching certificate (applicant must provide copy of certificate).
  • Students seeking Special Reading Teacher Track or English Language Learners (ELL) certification must have: two years teaching experience by the time they apply for certification.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale and 2.5 GPA in core.
  • Child abuse and neglect screening. 
  • Felony background check and FBI fingerprint check. 
  • Be officially admitted to the School of Education.
  • Four (4) years successful employment experience.
  • An acceptable GRE score for verbal and quantitative tests.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    549 USD/credit
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                  • National

                    549 USD/credit
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                  Living costs for Parkville

                  • 800 - 1300 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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