12 months
13304 CAD/module
6326 CAD/module
Tuition fee
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As you pursue a graduate degree in Literacy Education at Mount Saint Vincent University, you’ll develop advanced skills to help you meet the complex demands of fostering literacy learning in schools, in community sites, and in a variety of workplaces from corporate offices to arts and not-for-profit organizations.

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Professional Skills

The Literacy Education program at Mount Saint Vincent University will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become an educator in literacy education. Whether you want to pursue a career as a classroom teacher or an educator outside the traditional classroom, we can help you develop the background and professional skills you need.

We welcome both teachers and non-traditional educators in our programs. Whether you have a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor’s degree in another field, or an equivalent education and teaching experience, a Master’s degree in Literacy Education may be right for you! Find out about admission requirements »

A Flexible Learning Environment

At the Mount, we are committed to providing our students with flexible and accessible learning options. We understand that you may be working, studying full-time, or balancing the demands of your family, your career, and your education, and we’re ready to help you succeed. We welcome both full-time and part-time students.

As a full-time student, you can complete the graduate program requirements in as little as one year. Part-time students generally finish their studies in two years, but if you need a little more time, you can take up to five years to earn your Master’s degree in our on-campus programs. If you enroll in one of our off-campus cohorts, your program will take two years to complete.

Your Career

Our graduate programs will help you to become an educator, or prepare you to focus your existing teaching career on literary education. Graduates of our programs are working as classroom and community teachers, literacy tutors, program developers and supervisors, resource specialists, consultants, administrators, scholars, and university and college instructors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • Literacy Learning 
  • Pedagogy of Literacy Learning 
  • Reflection on Literacy Learning and Teaching 
  • Cultural Politics and the Teaching of English 
  • Reading and Teaching Popular Culture 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum requirements for admission to the programs are a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and related experience. See 2.1.8 Recognizing Prior Learning. Normally, a minimum average of B (GPA 3.0) is required for admittance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13304 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13304 CAD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    6326 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6326 CAD per module during 12 months.
  • National: (6 courses) $6,326
  • International: (6 courses) $13,304

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /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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