M.Ed. in Literacy Studies

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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.

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Reading/Language Arts program

Become a Literacy Leader
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.

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TESOL program

Courses Offered

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

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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.

View the Admissions Requirements for Literacy Studies

Graduate Applications Deadlines

  • May 15* — Fall Semester Application Deadline
  • September 15* — Winter Semester Application Deadline
  • February 15* — Spring/Summer Semester Application Deadline

*PLEASE NOTE: Early application is strongly encouraged.  Applicants will be admitted on the basis of program approval.  Applications received after the deadline will be considered. When all application materials have been received, Admissions will forward the complete portfolio for consideration to the College of Education – Student Information and Services Center.  Once an application is complete, candidates should allow 4-6 weeks for written notification of their admission status.


For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.

Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll. 

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