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Education - Literacy Concentration, M.A.

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Kansas City, MO, United States| Online
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Overview

This concentration is designed to prepare teachers to focus on literacy development, instruction, and assessment of students with diverse learning and literacy needs. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Supervision of Literacy Programs
  • Research on Literacy Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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:

    92

    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:

    550

    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

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

    • a completed online application
    • an undergraduate transcript from an accredited college which indicates:
      • an earned bachelor’s degree
      • a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or above 
    • Students whose primary language is not English are required to submit official score reports of the TOEFL exam.  Minimum required scores is 550 on the written test, 237 on the computer based test, or 92 on the Internet-based test.  The IELTS exam scores may be submitted in lieu of the TOEFL.  The minimum IELTS exam score required is an overall score of 6.5 with no individual band score below 5.5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    505 USD/credit
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  • National

    505 USD/credit
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
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Funding

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