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Literacy Education (Reading), MSEd

The MSEd in Literacy Education candidates meet the national standards for the role of a reading specialist as set by the International Reading Association (IRA) and approved by the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE). The candidates will also meet the ISBE standards for the Reading Teacher Endorsement and the Reading Specialist Certification.

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Admission Requirements

Each application will be rated and ranked using the unit's standard four category Application Review Rubric:


  • undergraduate grade point average (minimum 3.00 gpa) and graduate point average (if available)

  • test scores (GRE or MAT)

  • letters of recommendation (minimum two letters)

  • and a professional goals statement.


Candidates should have completed an undergraduate course in reading and one in children's literature.


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Delivery Method

Face-to-face or hybrid instruction via a cohort program. Also available in an online format.


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