The Master of Education and Master of Arts in Education programs in Literacy Education are intended to help educators respond confidently and effectively to the varied and complex demands of fostering literacy learning in a range of contexts. The programs combine a focus on theoretical understanding of current research and issues in literacy education with an exploration of implications for practice.
Minimum requirements for admission to the programs are a bachelor's degree and evidence of one year of successful teaching experience (or its equivalent). For those teaching in the public school system, a BEd or its equivalent is also required. Those involved in literacy education other than in the school system do not require a BEd for admittance to the program and are encouraged to apply. Normally, a minimum average of B (GPA 3.0) is required for admittance.
This degree may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. The degree is available in some off-campus locations.