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Education - Literacy Studies

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Become A Literacy Leader

Grand Valley State University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Literacy Studies offers options for full- and part-time degree-seeking and endorsement-seeking candidates in the following areas:

  • Elementary and Secondary Reading Programs: For teachers interested in facilitating student learning through effective literacy practices.
  • K-12 Reading Specialist Program: For teachers interested in literacy coaching and administration/supervision of district-wide reading/language arts programs.
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program: For those interested in transforming the lives of students and speakers of other languages through the teaching of English.

Locations Across Michigan And Beyond

  • Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids campus
  • Grand Valley State University Detroit Center
  • Fully online

Program Features

• Faculty with Pre-K through high school classroom experience • Instruction focused on school contexts • Flexible course offerings including hybrid and online options • Vibrant learning community • Nationally accredited • Meaningful coursework in topics such as: - Comprehension instruction - Children and adolescent literature - Curriculum design - Writing instruction - Literacy in the disciplines - Literacy coaching - Twenty-first century literacy skills - Teaching second-language learners - Language acquisition theory and practice - Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching

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“My coursework has directly impacted my teaching philosophy and classroom practice. The professors have an obvious passion for literacy and are progressive in their methods and ideas. They have given me a plethora of ideas and experiences that have shaped me into a more thoughtful and effective educator.”

8th Grade English teacher, Ionia Middle School

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