Literacy Studies, M.Ed.
Master of Education in Literacy Studies Degree Overview
Grand Valley State University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy Studies features programs in emphasis areas of reading/language arts and in teaching English to speakers of other languages.
About the M.Ed.
The reading/language arts program is highly respected at both the state and national level and has achieved national recognition status from the International Reading Association. The program is offered through Grand Valley’s College of Education and is helpful for classroom teachers who want to expand their skills in dealing with students in language arts programs as well as for all professionals who deal with the problems of reading adjustment. The teaching English to speakers of other languages program provides training in linguistics principles and their application, theories of language acquisition, instructional methodology and curriculum design, and other topics.
- Career-oriented. The program creates opportunities for professional certification and renewal by helping students develop knowledge and understanding of the theory and research that supports meaningful literacy acquisition.
- Flexibility. Students have the opportunity to take courses in the evening and during the summer.
- Convenience. Courses are offered primarily at the L.V. Eberhard Center and the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Cohorts are also formed in northern Michigan.
- Accreditation. Grand Valley State University’s College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Service. Students will receive expert advising, program planning, field placement, and more.
Master's degree programs in reading and teaching English to speakers of other languages require 33 credits. Students may earn either an elementary or secondary State of Michigan endorsement as part of their master's degree program. The K-12 reading specialist program requires 36 hours. Students completing the reading specialist program will earn a master's degree and are eligible to receive the State of Michigan reading specialist endorsement.
- M.Ed in Literacy Studies – reading/language arts emphasis
M.Ed. in Literacy Studies – teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) emphasis
Graduate applications for admission are available online. The university application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.
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