Reading/Language Arts Program

TESOL Program

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Become a Literacy leader.
The Elementary and Secondary Reading Endorsement Programs are designed for teachers interested in facilitating student learning through effective literacy practices. The K-12 Reading Specialist Program is designed for teachers interested in literacy coaching and administration/supervision of district-wide reading/language arts programs.

The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program provides training in linguistics principles and their applications; theories of language acquisition; issues of language and culture; methodology and curriculum design; assessment of second language competencies; and critical issues in multilingual, multicultural education.

  • Career-oriented. The program opens up a number of career opportunities for professional educators.
  • Service. The College of Education Student Information and Services Center provides centralized services for advising, program planning, field placement, and certification.
  • Flexible. Evening, weekend, and summer classes (with various options for course delivery) make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules.


M.Ed. in Literacy Studies admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Courses Offered

The M.Ed. in Literacy Studies program is a minimum of 33 credits.

See the Full Course list for Literacy Studies (M.Ed.)


Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.