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Literacy Education M.A. With Reading Specialist Certification

Aug. 17, 2022

Next Start Date

10

Courses Required

$655

Cost Per Credit Hour

30

Total Credit Hours

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The Master of Arts in Literacy Education offered by the College of Education and Human Services is a professional graduate program that leads to pre-K through adult reading specialist certification in West Virginia. Coursework focuses on preparing specialized reading professionals in the three areas identified by the International Literacy Association. You will gain a deep understanding of the theory and research that is fundamental to successful teaching of reading, and upon graduation you may attach Reading Specialist certification to their current teaching area by passing the PRAXIS Series test.

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Start Date

August 17, 2022
January 9, 2023
May 15, 2023


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Degree Awarded: Master of Arts in Literacy Education with Reading Specialist Certification

Program Details

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The College of Education and Human Services offers a Master of Arts in Literacy Education, formerly known as Reading, online. This professional graduate program leads to pre-K through adult reading specialist certification in West Virginia. Coursework will focus on preparing specialized reading professionals in the three areas identified by the International Literacy Association. Graduates of this program may attach Reading Specialist certification to their current teaching area by passing the PRAXIS Series test. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion.

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Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree. A 3.0 GPA. A valid teaching certification.


Admissions

Provisional admission is possible with faculty approval for those with less than a 3.0. Those without an undergraduate education degree may be asked to provide a writing sample and/or references.

  • Apply with the online Graduate Application
  • GRE and MAT scores are not required for Literacy Education (LE) program admission
  • Pay graduate application fee
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and
    1. Mail to:
      WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
      One Waterfront Place
      PO Box 6510
      Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
    2. or Email to: GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Literacy Education M.A. With Certification requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $655.

Total Degree Cost

$19,650 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $655
3 $1,965
6 $3,930
9 $5,895

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Financial Aid

Additional tuition assistance available to West Virginia K-2 teachers thanks to the generosity of WVU and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.


Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Literacy Education M.A. With Certification degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Education Professor
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Middle School Teacher
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Special Education - Preschool
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Education Administrator - Elementary and Secondary
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Tutor
Projected Growth: 4-6% *Bright Outlook

Elementary School Teacher
Projected Growth: 2-3% *Bright Outlook

Special Education Teacher
Projected Growth: 2-3%

Instructional Coordinator
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Education Administration - Postsecondary
Projected Growth: 7-10-% *Bright Outlook


Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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