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Education in Literacy and Language Arts

Western Connecticut State University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
12273 USD/year
6102 USD/year
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About

The mission of the MSED in Literacy and Language Arts Program is to prepare educators to become reading specialists, literacy coaches, and professional leaders who are highly knowledgeable in the theoretical and practical foundations of literacy, who recognize access to literacy education and work to impact student learning in culturally diverse populations in K-12 schools and communities.

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Overview

The goals, objectives and learning outcomes of WCSU’s MSED in Literacy and Language Arts Program are varied and are critical to facilitate the development of reading specialists, literacy coaches, and professional leaders. The program is designed to prepare K-12 educators to:

  • Graduates of the program will use their knowledge of cognitive, linguistic, motivation, and socio-cultural foundations of literacy to sustain and connect classroom communities;
  • Synthesize and apply major theories and empirical research that describe the cognitive, linguistic, motivation, and socio-cultural foundations of reading and writing development, processes, and components as indicated by the design of an action research project in literacy.
  • Graduates of the program will demonstrate the ability to plan, develop, and adjust services that meet the needs of diverse learners;
  • Expand his or her professional knowledge base regarding the education and development of exceptional, gifted, talented, and disabled students as indicated by case studies of struggling readers and writers.
  • Accurately assess and analyze student learning, reflecting on adjustments needed for both instruction and assessment as indicated by the measuring student learning project.
  • Graduates of the program will demonstrate the ability to use relevant pedagogical skills and educational psychology knowledge in the planning, development, delivery and assessment of professional services in support of relevant educational goals

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Development of Reading in the Elementary Schools
  • Content Area Literacy: Development of Reading in the Secondary School
  • Language Development
  •  Sociolinguistics and Literacy Learning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission to the Office of Graduate Admissions and a $50 application fee: Online application 
  • One official transcript mailed (not hand-delivered) to the Office of Graduate Admissions from each college or university previously attended, including all earned grades and degree. 
  • A copy of a valid teaching certificate in elementary and/or secondary education
  • Evidence of successful completion of any required prerequisite courses for a particular concentration
  • Evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12273 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12273 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6102 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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