Reading and Literacy K-12, M.A. | Online (optional) | Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, United States
24 months
925 USD/credit 15262 USD/year
726 USD/credit 11979 USD/year
726 USD/credit 11979 USD/year
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In the age of the Internet, all the world's knowledge is literally at our fingertips. But without reading and the ability to think critically about what we learn it remains out of reach. A Master of Arts degree in Reading and Literacy K-12 from Central Michigan University will help you unlock new worlds for students from kindergarten through high school.


More states are realizing children's literacy is a critical marker of future success. That's why 15 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws requiring students to be proficient readers by the end of third grade.

The Reading and Literacy K-12 master's program from Central Michigan University will give you the skills to participate in this movement.

Careers & Outcomes

This master's degree will bolster your teaching credentials and allow you to implement reading and literacy strategies in elementary, middle and high schools.


CMU is regionally accredited by the  Higher Learning Commission (HLC). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Literacy Research Methods
  • Word Study and Vocabulary Development
  • Using Digital Resources to Teach Literacy
  • Reading and Writing Connections
  • Organization and Implementation of School Literacy Programs
  • Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Intervention
  • Advanced Language Arts Instruction
  • Foundations of Classroom Reading and Writing Instruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Admission portfolios are due by July 15.


33 SCH

33 - 36


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Along with the application, you’ll need to submit a $50 application fee
    • Submit a copy of your passport
    • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. 
    • You also may demonstrate English proficiency by completing the English studies program through CMU's English Language Institute. 
    • Applicants must provide a third-party course-by-course credential evaluation and document verification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15262 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11979 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11979 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 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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