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. Each candidate must meet the requirements in one emphasis area of the program, in addition to the M.Ed. requirements.

The reading/language arts program has several course program options available. The program offers various options for course delivery: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, and Online.

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 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.

Grand Valley State University's College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The faculty are leaders in their fields, combining the philosophy of education and your needs as a practitioner.

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Grad students

  • 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 make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules. Some classes are offered online.


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.

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Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.