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Literacy Education

Hamline University

24 months
515 USD/credit 8755 USD/year
515 USD/credit 8755 USD/year
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Literacy the center of all learning serves as the foundation for students' success in the classroom and as members of society. Instilling literacy skills in your students is essential for them to meet the challenges of learning, communicating, and problem-solving in today's world. The Literacy Education program is offered at Hamline University.


With a Master of Arts in Literacy Education from Hamline University , you will:

  • Gain a foundation in the theoretical and practical bases of effective 21st-century literacy instruction, including critical and digital literacy.
  • Develop the expertise needed to enrich the literacy learning of diverse students across developmental levels, academic disciplines, and social and cultural contexts.
  • Become an advocate for literacy through a comprehensive understanding of literacy development, process, and instruction.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Essentials in Literacy (4 credits)
  • Understanding Learning (2 credits)
  • Investigating Contemporary and Critical Issues in Education (2 credits)
  • Critical Literacy (2 credits)
  • Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy for Educators (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Literacy Leadership (2 credits)
  • Research Design (4 credits)
  • Capstone Project or GED 8495 Capstone Thesis (4 credits)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application (no fee for US residents).
  • Official transcript of a bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university. 
  • A two-page essay explaining your personal and professional philosophy of literacy education, how this program will support your personal and professional growth in the field, and how you hope to contribute to the field as a result of your graduate studies.
  • If you have a GPA of 2.5-2.9, you may still be considered for admission. Please also provide:
  • Two letters of recommendation written by people unrelated to you

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 515 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 515 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Saint Paul

1040 - 1755 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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