12 months
11340 USD/year
8796 USD/year
6252 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Literacy MSc program from University of Memphis offers an in-depth theoretical and pedagogical understanding of literacy practices, assessment, and policies. By working closely with qualified faculty you can earn a degree that will enhance your ability to influence the profession of literacy and ultimately positively affect the lives of children.


Literacy Education addresses the promotion of literacy, with specific emphasis on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Urban literacy issues and research pertaining to children living at the poverty level are of particular interest to our literacy education faculty. The program of study is designed around the International Literacy Association (ILA)/National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards that address what literacy professionals need to know and what they are able to do. These standards emphasize reflective professionals who have proficiency in three broad categories: (1) knowledge and beliefs about literacy, (2) instruction and assessment, and (3) organizing and enhancing a literacy program.

The Literacy MSc program from University of Memphis prepares graduates for positions as:

  • Literacy Coaches
  • Lead Teachers
  • Literacy Specialists
  • Curriculum Coordinators

You may complete this degree online; no trips to campus are required. Our College of Education is accredited by NCATE (National Counsel of Accreditation in Teacher Education) and aligned with the International Literacy Association standards. The faculty from the online Masters in Literacy program has the desire and expertise to work with students with diverse experiences and specialties.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy/English Language Learners
  • Literature Institution in the Elementary School 
  • Literature Assessment and Intervention 
  • Adolescent Literature Instruction
  • Literacy Leader and Coach 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students should apply approximately three to six weeks prior


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copies of all undergraduate (and graduate, if any) transcripts
  • Word Education Services (WES) transcript evaluation report or equivalent (report from  WES iGPA calculator is acceptable)
  • GRE General Score (recommended)
  • At least three letters of recommendations
  • Personal statement
  • CV (showing previous research experience, if any)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5670 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    8796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4398 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3126 USD per semester during 12 months.


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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