Admission & Program Requirements

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General Information

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 including schools and community sites. The programs combine a focus on theoretical understandings of current research and issues in literacy education with an exploration of implications for practice. These degrees may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. The MEd degree is available at some off-campus locations.

Admission 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.

Master of Education (Literacy Education)

This program requires the completion of 5.0 units of coursework. Some students may be required to complete additional prerequisite courses.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
❏ 0.5 unit GLIT 6727
❏ 0.5 unit GLIT 6728
❏ 0.5 unit GEDU 6170

❏ 2.0 units of GLIT electives

❏ 1.5 units of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)

Master of Arts in Education (Literacy Education)

This program requires the completion of 4.0 units of coursework and a 1.0 unit thesis. Some students may be required to complete additional prerequisite courses.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
❏ 0.5 unit GLIT 6727
❏ 0.5 unit GLIT 6728
❏ 0.5 unit GLIT 6753
❏ 0.5 unit GLIT 6754
❏ 0.5 unit GEDU 6170
❏ 1.0 unit GEDU 6130

❏ 0.5 unit selected from the following:

  • GEDU 6100 0.5 unit
  • GEDU 6107 0.5 unit
  • GEDU 6150 0.5 unit

❏ 1.0 unit of graduate level electives
(selected in consultation with a faculty advisor)

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2022-2023 academic year which runs from September 01, 2022 to August 31, 2023.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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