12 months
572 USD/credit 17160 USD/year
572 USD/credit 17160 USD/year
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This Language and Literacy MEd program from University of South Carolina will prepare you to become a specialized literacy professional. This Master’s degree program is the only program in the state in which a student can earn coursework for all three state-approved literacy certifications (literacy teacher, literacy coach, literacy specialist). 


As part of the Language and Literacy MEd program from University of South Carolina, you will complete all required courses for the Literacy Teacher and Literacy Coach add-on certifications, and with one additional course, all courses needed for the Literacy Specialist. No other program in the state provides coursework for all three certifications within a single Master’s program.

Through this program, you will learn how to assess individual readers and writers and develop curriculum to meet student needs by working with learners and other educators. You will also engage in a blend of theoretical, field-based, and research-based experiences with a focus on diverse learners and evolving conceptions of literacy in 21st century schools.

What kinds of work will I be able to do?

After you graduate from this program, you will be prepared to be a highly qualified literacy professional and be able to meet the demands of varied leadership positions. You will be prepared to serve as a:

  • Reading/literacy teacher: Primarily responsible for planning, teaching, and evaluating instruction for students having difficulty with reading or writing at all levels (pre-K–12);
  • Literacy coach: Primarily responsible for improving classroom instruction by supporting teacher learning and facilitating literacy program efforts; and
  • Literacy specialist/coordinator: Primarily responsible for developing, leading, and/or evaluating the school or district literacy program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading Instruction
  • Teaching Reading Through A Literature Emphasis
  • Multimodal Multi-genre Writing
  • Instructional Strategies for Reading
  • Reading Assessment
  • Seminar in Classroom Reading Assessment
  • Developing and Guiding the Reading Program

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 572 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    17160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 572 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • South Carolina certified teachers: $515 Per Credit Hour


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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