12 months
510 USD/credit 15300 USD/year
510 USD/credit 15300 USD/year
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With the shifting social and economic demographics in Iowa, the demand for quality teachers who are experts in literacy education has never been greater. We offer a master degree in Literacy Education at Drake University. 


The Literacy Education program at Drake University emphasizes contemporary skills in literacy education and research. Coursework is comprised of seven core classes.  


  • The Master of Science in Literacy Education is a 32-credit hour program. Seven 3-credit hour core courses are required for all students. 
  • To complete the remaining credits, you may add a reading endorsement or pursue a reading specialist endorsement. In some cases, students may be able to transfer credits already earned.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Case Studies in Literacy Education
  • Writing Research & Theory
  • Models of Literacy Instruction
  • Reading Research & Theory
  • Leading & Coaching Data Team Analysis in Reading
  • Managing School-Wide Change through Literacy Coaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis. It is requested that all materials be submitted approximately 8 weeks prior to the beginning.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Interest
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • International Candidates

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 510 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    15300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 510 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Des Moines

973 - 1510 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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