Education: Literacy

Rutgers University

60 months
30144 USD/year
30144 USD/year
17736 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Ed.M. in Education: Literacy program from Rutgers University is designed for teachers working in literacy education at any grade level or for those who are interested in working in literacy education in contexts that do not require certification.


The Rutgers University Graduate School of Education is dedicated to the study and improvement of education. The creation of knowledge about teaching and learning is central to our mission. We seek to ensure that all children and adults have access to high quality educational programs. As such, our work addresses the cognitive, social, organizational, cultural, linguistic, developmental, and policy dimensions of education. Our instructional programs are designed to produce graduates who become effective educational practitioners, transformative educational leaders, and accomplished educational researchers. Our partnerships and service contributions focus on New Jersey but extend to both national and global communities. The Education: Literacy program is offered at Rutgers University.

The program is designed to encourage students to:

  • articulate their visions of themselves as teachers;
  • identify and critique the assumptions that undergird their vision;
  • become critically familiar with competing visions;
  • develop instructional strategies that will help them enact their visions; and
  • engage in the kind of reflective inquiry that is an essential characteristic of an effective teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues of Diversity in Language and Literacy Learning
  • Courses in Literacy Education
  • Courses in Educational Foundations
  • Other courses under advisement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


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.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program requires 30 credits of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Students are required to take at least 12 credits in literacy education and to situate their studies in literacy education within both related areas and educational foundations. In addition, students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
  • Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    17736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8868 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.


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Education: Literacy
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