Education - Literacy, M.A. | Furman University | Greenville, United States
12 months
420 USD/credit 15120 USD/year
420 USD/credit 15120 USD/year
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The Education - Literacy degree offered by Furman University is for teachers who wish to instill in their students a deep affinity towards literature and reading.


The Master of Arts in Education - Literacy offered by Furman University is designed to teach current theory and trends in literacy research, as well as best instructional practices. Reading, writing, and media communications are of particular focus with two required practica during the 36 credits of study.

To complete this program, students must show evidence of a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam.  A passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam is also required to gain additional licensure as “literacy teacher” or “literacy coach.”

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts programs are designed primarily for certified teachers. Individuals seeking initial teacher certification will be required to complete undergraduate courses which will not apply toward the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Measurement in Education 
  • The Culture of Schooling in America 
  • Foundations and Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice 
  • Teaching Reading and Writing in Content Areas 
  • Literacy Methods and Instructional Strategies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the United States or a teacher education program recognized by the South Carolina Board of Education
  • satisfactorily completed an accredited program of initial teacher certification
  • a graduate admissions application, accompanied by a one-time, non-refundable application fee
  • two professional recommendations and Dispositions Assessment Evaluation by persons familiar with the candidate’s teaching (e.g. principal, assistant principal, immediate supervisor)
  • a copy of their current teaching certificate
  • official transcripts from each higher education institution previously attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    15120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Greenville

1083 - 1850 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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