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Education in Literacy and Language Arts, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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.
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Living costs for Danbury

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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